Umicore announced today that Pascal Reymondet, executive vice president Catalysis, will retire as planned on 31 January 2019.

Reymondet took over responsibility for the Catalysis business group in 2012, which under his leadership, has expanded considerably and strengthened its technology offering in several application segments, the company says.

He will be replaced by Ralph Kiessling, who built Umicore’s automotive catalyst plant in India.

‘While I will miss Pascal’s sharp insights and vast operational experience, I would like to thank him for his remarkable engagement and contribution to the success of Umicore and wish him every happiness in his retirement,’ said Umicore CEO Marc Grynberg. At the same time, I look forward to welcoming Ralph to the executive committee which will benefit from his operational insights and technology background.’

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