HEERLEN, Netherlands (Nov. 30)—Bob Hartmayer, chief operating officer for DSM Nutritional Products and a former president of DSM Engineering Plastics' U.S. business, will take over as business group director of DSM Elastomers Feb. 1, replacing Ben van Kooten, who is moving to DSM Resins.
Hartmayer, 53, is a chemical engineer and has been with DSM N.V. since 1990. He has been in DSM's nutritional business area since 2000.
Van Kooten has been head of DSM Elastomers since March 2001. He will become business group director of DSM Resins, a newly created position, overseeing DSM Coating Resins and DSM Composite Resins.