Michael Ertl has been named the new head of Lanxess’ inorganic pigments (IPG) business unit.

In his role, Ertl will be responsible for the chemicals company’s global business with inorganic color pigments, which are used primarily in the construction industry. Ertl succeeds Holger Hueppeler, who heads Lanxess’ newly formed flavors and fragrances business.

‘We are pleased that with Michael Ertl we have been able to recruit an experienced manager from our own ranks for this important business unit,’ said board member Hubert Fink.

Ertl joined Bayer AG in 1992 as a divisional engineer and has held various managerial positions in technology. Since October 2015, he has managed Lanxess’ benzyl products and inorganic acids business line. The IPG business unit is part of the performance chemicals segment, which achieved sales of around €2 billion in 2020.

This story uses material from Lanxess, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.