The managing board of directors of DSM announced the following appointments, which have been made to replace business group directors who have reached pensionable age and to fill vacancies due to other appointments:
B. (Ben) van Kooten, presently business group director of DSM Elastomers, will be appointed business group director of the new DSM Resins business group as of March 1, 2006. This business group will consist of the two current business groups DSM Coating Resins (including DSM NeoResins and Desotech) and DSM Composite Resins.
B.H. (Bob) Hartmayer, presently chief operating officer of DSM Nutritional Products, will be appointed business group director of DSM Elastomers as of February 1, 2006.
E. (Ed) Sheu, presently director of DSM Nanjing Chemical Corporation (China), will be appointed business group director of DSM Fibre Intermediates. He is to succeed B. (Bill) Price, who will retire on July 1, 2006.
G. (Gerard) de Reuver, presently mainstream business director at DSM Anti-Infectives, will be appointed business group director of the Anti-Infectives business group as of January 1, 2006. The appointment follows the proposed appointment of N. (Nico) Gerardu as a new member of the DSM managing board of directors. Gerardu's proposed appointment was announced in a separate press release.