Chemicals company the Cornelius Group reports that its group CEO, Darren Spiby, is retiring after 17 years at the company.

Spiby will be replaced with current finance director, Phillip Gibbons.

‘Darren has provided vision, strategic tenacity and huge strength in driving us to become a fully integrated manufacturer and distributor with innovation at its core,’ said Dr Neville Prior, group chair. ‘We have been extremely fortunate in having a highly talented individual in the business ready to step up into the group CEO role. Phillip has been with us since 2017 managing the Finance department, as well as having responsibility for our Russian business, the IT department and our recent successful ERP [enterprise resource planning] software implementation.’

This story uses material from Cornelius, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.