Effective December 1, 2015, the Board of Atterbury S.A., a subsidiary of OYAK, appointed Henning Stams as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Almatis Group.
Mr. Stams succeeds Taco Gerbranda who has been appointed to the position of Advisor to the Board of Atterbury S.A., which will benefit from his vast corporate and Almatis experience. Dinç Kızıldemir, Chairman of Almatis, and an Executive Vice President of OYAK commented:
“We would like to thank Taco for his successful management and leadership of Almatis over the last years and especially during the process of the acquisition by OYAK.”
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Henning Stams was Almatis’ Vice President of Supply Chain and IT and served as a member of the Group’s Executive Committee from 2009. He joined Almatis in 2004 as Chief Information Officer, with the primary responsibility for overseeing the carve-out of Almatis from Alcoa. Previously he held a variety of different management and consultancy positions. Mr. Stams holds a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Cologne and also serves as a judge at the Regional Court of Frankfurt.
Henning Stams stated “Our industry is currently facing challenging global market conditions. My top priority will be to ensure that Almatis continues to be a reliable, competitive, value-adding and hence preferred solution and supply partner. Through leveraging our strong technological knowledge, we shall further focus on offering best-fit solutions to our customers.”