Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of Europe's leading distributors of specialty chemicals, has appointed Sergej Lazovic as Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH alongside Peter Wilkes with effect from 1 October 2021. Together, the two Managing Directors will be responsible for the ongoing strategic development of the Biesterfeld subsidiary's global business. 

Sergej Lazovic joined the Biesterfeld Group in 2016 as Managing Director with responsibility for the global business activities of Biesterfeld International GmbH, which he will continue to represent. Over the last several years, he has significantly enhanced the efficiency and customer proximity of sales operations while successfully restructuring the international business. He now brings this experience and expertise to the global growth strategy of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. 

Thomas Arnold, CEO of Biesterfeld AG, comments: "For years the Biesterfeld Group has been continuously growing. Together with our partners, we are driving our expansion and growth strategy forward very dynamically. The specialty chemicals division plays a key role in this growth and Peter Wilkes has been further developing and internationalising this division very successfully for many years. Sergej Lazovic is well acquainted with the international business and will help to take it successfully into the future. I'm confident that this strategy for success will continue." 

"Biesterfeld Spezialchemie offers an extensive range of innovative product solutions and comprehensive technology-based consulting," explains Peter Wilkes, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. "Our product and service offering is extremely diverse and is seeing strong growth. Sergej is an experienced manager with a thorough knowledge of the market and I'm looking forward to working with him and our team to make the specialty chemicals business even more dynamic as part of the Biesterfeld Group's international growth strategy." 

"As Managing Director of Biesterfeld International, I've been working closely with Peter Wilkes for many years already, since the two business divisions have a lot in common. We intend to make even greater use of these interfaces and synergies to achieve our ambitious international expansion goals as a Group and to build on them. Together with Peter, a talented and experienced colleague, and with the whole of our international team in specialty chemicals, I'll work hard to make this happen. I'm looking forward to it." 

Photo: The Managing Directors of Biesterfeld Spezialchemie: Peter Wilkes (left) and Sergej Lazovic (right).

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, food ingredients and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented throughout Europe and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 115 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, as well as basic and specialty chemicals.

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