Susanna Schneeberger, Konecranes, Executive Vice President, and Søren P. Olesen, Stark Group, CEO, are elected to the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S

Susanna Schneeberger, Konecranes, Executive Vice President, and Søren P. Olesen, Stark Group, CEO, are elected to the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S on 6 April 2018.

Two new members of the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S were elected at the Annual General Meeting of Hempel A/S on 6 April. Both new members have extensive top management experience and make significant results in their respective businesses.

”It is a great pleasure for me to announce Susanna Schneeberger and Søren P. Olesen as new members to the Board of Directors of Hempel A/S. They will play an important part in the board’s continued efforts to ensure strong growth and support the top management’s transformation of Hempel.” says Richard Sand, Chairman of the Board.

Susanna Schneeberger is an international sales and marketing executive with leadership experience from industrial companies like Trelleborg, Terex and Konecranes, and prior to that in IT and management consulting. Susanna is currently part of the executive board at Konecranes and Managing Director of Demag Cranes & Components GmbH.

Søren P. Olesen has extensive experience and knowledge from the paint industry as the former CEO of Flügger. He also brings international experience from the building material industry and has held senior leadership positions with Stark and Velux. Today he is the CEO of Stark Group, which is the largest Nordic distributor of building materials with a turnover of close to EUR 2.5 billion and 6000 employees.

The new members of the board of Hempel A/S replace Anders Pettersson and Peder Holk Nielsen, who, for the past 13 and 12 years respectively, have made outstanding contributions in developing Hempel A/S to a growing global company. Anders Pettersson and Peder Holk Nielsen decided not to run for re-election in order to make room for new forces to join the Board of Directors.

”On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peder and Anders for their great and extremely valuable contribution to the Hempel Group for more than a decade.” says Richard Sand.

The new Board of Directors has been constituted with Richard Sand as Chairman and Eric Alström as Deputy Chairman.

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.