Chemical Specialities

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Chemical Specialities

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Hanno D. Wentzler Chairman of the Board, President & CEO

Hanno D. Wentzler

Hanno D. Wentzler has been chairman of the board of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities since 2004. He also is member of the FREUDENBERG Executive Council and member of the board of the German Lubricants Association (VSI). Mr. Wentzler belongs to the fifth generation of the Freudenberg family and has followed an international career path. After completing his MBA at Boston University, he joined the investment bank J.P. Morgan, holding positions in New York and Frankfurt. He joined the Freudenberg Group in 1986 to take up a leadership role in marketing and sales at Freudenberg Simrit in Kufstein, Austria, before moving to Freudenberg's Seals and Vibration Control Technology department in Weinheim, Germany. Most recently, Mr. Wentzler was chairman of the board at Klüber Lubrication, a position he held for nine years.

Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann, Member of the Board, CFO

Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann

Dr. Jörg Matthias Großmann has been a member of the board and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities Group since it was founded in 2004. As a graduate in business administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) with a doctorate in economic and social sciences, Dr. Großmann started his career in auditing and consulting in the corporate finance sector. He joined the Board of Management of Klüber Lubrication in 1995. In 2002/2003 Dr. Großmann was CFO of Freudenberg NOK General Partnership in Detroit, USA. He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the “Freudenberg Tsunami Victims Rehabilitation Foundation” and a member of several external supervisory boards.