VILLEJUST, France (Dec. 4, 2008) — Philippe Carabin has been named CEO of Eliokem International.
Carabin succeeds Jacques Collonge, who has been CEO of Eliokem since the company was created in December 2001.
Jacques Collonge will retire at the beginning of 2009.
Carabin said under the leadership of Collonge, Eliokem increased its global presence and reinforced its leadership position through innovation and operational performance.
Carabin joined Goodyear's Le Havre plant in 1971 and was named administration and accounting manager of Goodyear Specialty Chemicals in 1991. In 2001 he was appointed chief financial officer of Eliokem.