ESSEN, Germany—Evonik A.G. has appointed Christian Kullmann deputy chairman of the executive board, effective immediately.
Kullmann has been on the executive board since July 2014 as the firm's chief strategic officer. He's been with Evonik since 2003, according to the company.
Both Chairman Werner Muller and CEDO Klaus Engel offered their praise of Kullmann in statements. Engel said he highly recommended Kullmann as a board member when he was first appointed in 2014 and recommends him equally highly as his deputy.
“Christian Kullmann has rendered outstanding service to Evonik and gain great recognition both within and outside the company through the IPO preparations and the new corporate strategy,” Muller said in a statement.
Evonik is a Germany-based specialty chemicals producer with operations in more than 100 countries. It employs 33,500 with sales of $15.4 billion and operating profit of about $2.82 billion.