- On 8. October 2019
As of October 1, our management team will be strengthened by Andreas Bohlender, who is joining Wörwag as Chief Operational Officer (COO) and will be responsible for establishing and expanding our global production. Born in Cologne, he brings more than twenty years of production experience and technical expertise in the chemical industry. He has successfully directed plants around the world, including in Portugal, the UK, Germany, Turkey, India and China. The 58-year-old specializes in lean management and supply chains, and is well versed in change processes in international companies.
Bohlender holds a doctorate in process engineering from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH). After his studies, he began his long career at the chemical company Dupont, now known as Axalta, whose products include paints for the automotive industry. During this time he lived with his family in the Netherlands, Belgium and China. His most recent position was in Germany as EIMEA (Europe India Middle East and Africa) Operations Director at HB Fuller, an American adhesives manufacturer, where he was responsible for around 1000 employees at 13 plant locations.
“I’m looking forward to working at Wörwag. Returning to the paint industry is like coming home for me. The chemistry was right immediately and I was also persuaded by the fact that it’s a family business. You can only be successful together with your employees,” explains Bohlender. “I believe that direct contact with the employees is crucial.”
Andreas Bohlender, Chief Operating Officer