SINGAPORE—Enrico Lucchese, marketing manager for tire, styrenics modification and latex within the Elastomers Business Unit at Versalis S.p.A., has been elected chairperson of the Industry Advisory Panel at the International Rubber Study Group.
A 30-year veteran of the petrochemical industry, Lucchese oversees the SBR, BR and TPR businesses within Versalis, according to an IRSG press release.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers, and was the IISRP's international president in 2017-2018, the IRSG said.
Also, Kenji Kurata was elected vice chairperson of the panel. Kurata is executive director of the Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association, and is a former official of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.