New Chief Executive Officer of ASK Chemicals Named


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Frank Coenen, ASK CEO

ASK Chemicals has announced the appointment of Frank Coenen as its Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Stefan Sommer in the role. Coenen most recently served as CEO of Tessenderlo Group, a global,Belgian-listed specialty chemicals group.

ASK Chemicals also extended its appreciation to outgoing CEO Stefan Sommer for his leadership over the past four years. Sommer led many important accomplishments in that period, from the creation of ASK Chemicals as an independent business in 2010 to its successful sale to Rhône.

ASK Chemicals is one of the world’s largest suppliers of foundry chemicals. It is represented in 25 countries with 30 sites, 20 of which operate their own production, and employs approx. 1,700 people worldwide. With research and development in Europe, America and Asia, ASK Chemicals sees itself as the driving force behind industry-specific innovations and is committed to offering customers a consistently high level of quality. Flexibility, quickness, quality and sustainability as well as cost-effective products and services are of key importance.