Mr. Ahrens joins Enthone after several senior leadership roles in a variety of industries. Most recently he was the interim chief executive officer of MCS Technologies GmbH, where he was instrumental in restructuring the business for future profitable growth. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Ahrens worked for the TOTAL Group for 15 years and spent more than six years as the global vice president of operations at its direct subsidiary, Atotech.
During his tenure at Atotech, Mr. Ahrens was a member of the executive management committee with responsibilty for operations including logistics, technology and global research activities. He was a key contributor in the company’s global product development process.
“Thomas brings a wealth of both industry and executive management expertise to Enthone," said Mr. Rick Reagan, President of Enthone. "His commitment to customer engagement and collaboration is further enhanced by his extensive knowledge in the specialty chemical business.”
Ahrens holds a master’s degree in business administration in operations, finance and accounting from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He also earned a degree in chemical engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg). Ahrens is fluent in English, German, French, and Dutch.
Mr. Ahrens will be based at the company’s European headquarters in Langenfeld, Germany. He will report directly to Mr. Reagan.
Enthone Inc. is a global and leading supplier of high-performance specialty chemicals and coatings. A Cookson Group plc company, Enthone creates customer value by providing innovative and cost-effective technology solutions to the automotive, building hardware, energy, aerospace, jewelry, industrial finishes, printed circuit board and semiconductor industries. For more information, please visit enthone.com.