Wallstein becomes FECC president
At their annual general assembly in Sitges, Spain, members of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) elected Lars Wallstein of IMCD as the new president of the association for 2023-2035. He had previously been vice-president since 2021.
Wallstein succeeds Neville Prior of the Cornelius Group, who had led the organisation for ten years. The rest of the FECC leadership team is Oliver Fox of Italy’s AssIC as vice president elect and Mikko Pasanen of Finland’s TKL as treasurer.
“Especially in these challenging times, it is crucial to remain optimistic,” Wallstein said. “This requires courage and confidence in our problem-solving abilities to ensure we can drive a future-proof and sustainable transformation together. The partnership along the entire value chain is critical for this.”
Wallstein has had over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry since joining PolymerLatex in 2001. He moved to Synthomer in 2011, where he held various management positions and is now managing director in Germany and head of several global business units of IMCD.