Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, has announced the appointment of Tomasz Machnik as the company’s new Business Development Manager for Central Europe.
Mr. Machnik brings extensive, flexible packaging experience and leadership skills to this position. He was most recently Export Manager for Alupol Films Sp. z o.o.; served in sales as well as Export Manager at FLEXPOL Sp. z o.o.; and has previously held leadership positions in market research & strategy, customer service, and goods distribution.
Machnik earned his Chemical Engineer degree from Warsaw University of Technology and will be based out of Poland. This is consistent with Michelman’s customer intimate approach and will allow for timely and quality service to their expanding European customer base.
“We are excited to have Tomasz introduce our barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing-press primers and OPVs to Poland and the broader Central European market,” exclaimed Thierry Van Migem, Sales Director, EMEA, Michelman International SARL. “His passion for collaboration and previous experience in the region’s consumer and industrial packaging market will help Michelman expand our ecosystem and broaden our market share.”
This appointment is part of Michelman’s continued investment in emerging markets and expansion into new geographies, including a new distribution agreement with Safic-Alcan for Central Europe. Safic-Alcan will now manage the distribution of Michelman’s broad range of coating additives, surface modifiers, and paper & packaging coating solutions through Safic-Alcan subsidiaries located in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, and Turkey.