Renewable chemistry company Avantium in the Netherlands has announces the nomination of Dr. Cynthia Arnold and Dr. Trudy Schoolenberg for appointment to its Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board will propose the appointments to an Extraordinary General Meeting, to be scheduled in the fall of 2020.
Dr. Cynthia Arnold, a US national, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at The Valspar Corporation, a manufacturer of paint and coatings. She was also Chief Technology Officer at Sun Chemical Corporation, the world's largest producer of printing inks and pigments. Prior to this, she worked for nine years at General Electric Plastics, of which three years were for GE Plastics Europe in the Netherlands. She currently serves as a non-executive Director on the Boards of The Cabot Corporation, Milliken & Company and Citrine Informatics.
Dr. Trudy Schoolenberg, a Dutch national, has served in various senior management positions at Shell, Wärtsilä and Akzo-Nobel in Research, Operations and Strategy. Dr. Schoolenberg currently holds senior independent Director roles at Spirax Sarco Engineering Plc, and Accsys Technologies Plc. Additionally, she is non-executive Director of The Netherlands Petroleum Stockpiling Agency (COVA).
Both nominees bring a wide range of international industry expertise in the scaling and commercialization of chemical innovations, said Edwin Moses, chairman of Avantium’s Supervisory Board.
“Together with Michelle Jou who was formally appointed to our Supervisory Board on 14th May 2020, we believe these new additions will significantly strengthen the Board’s capability to support Avantium as it enters the next exciting stage of its development.”