New Global Head of Renewable Energy

Today, David Heal joins world-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel to head up its renewable energy segment, as Hempel looks to strengthen its leadership position as part of its commitment to sustainability.

In line with Hempel’s new Double Impact strategy and its ambition to double the company by 2025, we are determined to grow and secure leadership positions within our renewable energy segment to become the leading coating solutions provider, while expanding in scope to support our customers as they transition to more sustainable solutions.

“We are happy to welcome David to the Hempel team and look forward to working together as we embark on our strategic journey to double our business. We will enter new markets such as
coatings for wind blades and services, build strategic partnerships to ensure more efficiency through the entire value chain and help our customers reach their business and sustainability
targets so we continue to be their trusted partner,” says Martin Wiese, Head of Protective & Industrial Business at Hempel.

David Heal has been appointed to head up Hempel’s Renewable Energy segment as he joins on 1 March 2021.

He comments: “I am excited to join Hempel and to become part of the ambitious growth strategy. The energy transition is changing the market and more customers are accelerating their sustainability focus – we will adapt too in order to meet demand and create the demand of tomorrow. I am looking forward to bringing an inclusive and people focused approach to ensure we continue to win in our core segments and to support the drive of excellence in everything we do.”

David has 25 years of experience from technical and commercial leadership roles in the protective coatings industry and will add new perspective to Hempel to support its Double Impact strategy and growth ambitions.



For further information, please contact:
Nina Lomborg Linneke
Communication Manager
Phone: +45 6155 1500
Email: communications@hempel.com

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.