New board members in Hempel A/S

Marianne Wiinholt, DONG Energy, Executive Vice President & CFO, and Eric Alström, Danfoss Power Solutions, President, are elected to the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S on 4 April 2017.

Hempel has the pleasure to announce that two new members of the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S were elected at the Annual General Meeting of Hempel A/S on 4 April. Both members have extensive top management experience and will play an important part in Hempel’s continued efforts to further professionalise and grow its business.

Marianne Wiinholt is Executive Vice President & CFO at DONG Energy. DONG Energy successfully made an initial public offering (IPO), and has over the last four years gone through a significant transformation. Marianne will be the Chairman of the Audit Committee in Hempel A/S.

Eric Alström is President at Danfoss Power Solutions, a global EUR 1.5 billion revenue division of Danfoss, a global producer of products and services for the electronics, energy and industrial sectors. Before joining Danfoss, Eric held various senior positions at General Motors in the US and was Managing Director of Benteler in Germany. Eric replaces Lars Aaen as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S.

Lars Aaen has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Hempel Foundation and Hempel Holding A/S. He joined these two boards on 3 April 2017. Therefore, Lars Aaen has resigned from the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S, where he had been a member for 14 years – 13 of which as Deputy Chairman – and contributed greatly to the huge growth in the Group.

About Hempel

As a world-leading supplier of trusted coating solutions, Hempel is a global company with strong values, working with customers in the decorative, marine, infrastructure and energy industries. Hempel factories, R&D centres and stock points are established in every region.

Across the globe, Hempel’s paints and coatings can be found in almost every country of the world. They protect and beautify buildings, infrastructure and other assets, and play an essential role in our customers’ businesses. They help minimise maintenance costs, improve aesthetics and increase energy efficiency.

At Hempel, our purpose is to shape a brighter future with sustainable coating solutions. We firmly believe that we will succeed as a business only if we place sustainability at our heart. Not only is it the right thing to do, it will strengthen our competitive position, make ourselves more resilient and reduce our risk.

Hempel was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1915. It is proudly owned by the Hempel Foundation, which ensures a solid economic base for the Hempel Group and supports cultural, social, humanitarian and scientific purposes around the world.