HEERLEN, Netherlands—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.
Hartmayer is a chemical engineer and has been with DSM N.V. since 1990. He has been in DSM´s nutritional business area since 2000.
He replaces Ben van Kooten, who has been head of DSM Elastomers since March 2001. Van Kooten will become business group director of DSM Resins, a newly created position, overseeing DSM Coating Resins and DSM Composite Resins.