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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 11:22


Louis Reynaud and Guillaume Clement Louis Reynaud and Guillaume Clement

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Guillaume Clement as CEO of Blanchon Group with effect from May 12, 2020" Abenex Partner Jérôme Vandermarcq and president of supervisory board said.

Guillaume Clement, graduated from EM Lyon Business School, worked over a 10-year period for Tarkett, a market leader in flooring surface solutions. It included roles in financial controlling, international business development and sales & marketing in Europe and in the USA. He joined Arjowiggins in 2007, a global leader in specialty papers, to lead two global specialty business units. Seven years ago, he joined Flint Group, a specialty ink and varnish chemical company, and became president of a global division with a full P&L responsibility.

In his new role, Guillaume Clement will succeed Louis Reynaud who has decided to retire.

"Blanchon Group is well positioned to take advantage of the growth opportunities in the technical varnishes and specialty paints markets. Guillaume’s international and leadership experiences will ensure that we further develop Blanchon Group market positions and implement the strategic agenda”, Louis Reynaud stated.

"I would like to thank Louis for his very strong contribution to Blanchon Group and his continuous personal engagement during his long career", Jérôme Vandermarcq added. "As CEO, he has developed a great product range, and very robust operations that are solid foundations for the future. Louis was instrumental in building state-of-the-art innovation centers and accelerating the international business expansion. We do thank him for his contribution and wish him well for his well-deserved retirement as soon as the transition period with Guillaume will be completed".

"I am delighted to join Blanchon Group” Guillaume Clement commented. "This is a very attractive company with strong roots, experienced teams and solid business positions in France and in Europe. I look forward to transitioning with Louis and to working with the Blanchon Group team to continue the successful development of this business".