Executive Management Team

Patrick Mathieu

- Chief Executive Officer -

CEO Patrick Mathieu joined Armacell on 7 May 2012. He has over 25 years of experience including 15 years in the building and insulation materials sectors. Previously he was President of Western Europe and International Flooring Division of Tarkett Group.
 

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Dr. Max Padberg

- Chief Financial Officer -

Dr. Max Padberg joined Armacell as Chief Financial Officer on 1 July, 2015. He is responsible for Group Finance, Corporate Controlling, Accounting, Tax and IT. Dr. Max Padberg has over 20 years of management experience and assumed wide-ranging responsibilities. His previous positions include CFO of RÜTGERS Group, CFO at Versatel AG, SVP Finance with worldwide responsibility for LSG Sky Chefs and several management positions with Mannesmann in Germany and in the USA.

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Jan Bir

- Chief Legal & Compliance Officer -

Jan joined Armacell as General Counsel in August 2014. Before, Jan has worked in private practice, focussing on Corporate / M&A.
 
 
 

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Wendy Lim

Wendy Lim

- Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) -

 

Wendy Lim has been Armacell’s Chief Human Resources Manager since 1 September 2016. She joined Armacell in January 2015 as General Manager Human Resources for Armacell’s APAC region. Previously she was Regional HR Director for Avery Denison. Wendy Lim has more than 15 years of extensive HR experiences and international professional experience in various markets.

 

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Roberto Mengoli

- Chief Technology Officer -

Roberto Mengoli has been Armacell’s Chief Technology Officer since 15 January 2013. He is in charge of global technology as well as operations policies and programmes. He has over 18 years of experience, primarily in operations, promoting and developing manufacturing and lean programs.
 

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Norman Rafael

- Vice President Corporate Development -

Norman R. Rafael has been Vice President Corporate Development at Armacell since July 2015. He joined Armacell on 1 September 2014 and has more than 18 years of professional experience. Previously, Norman held senior positions within investment banking and capital markets at UBS, Credit Suisse and a German private bank.

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Keith A. Norwood

- Vice President Americas -

On 1 August, 2016 Keith A. Norwood took over the position as Vice President Americas. He is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. From 2013 till 2016 he was Armacell’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Prior to this, Keith A. Norwood was in charge of Human Resources and Information Technology for Armacell’s Americas region. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in HRM at companies such as Armstrong World Industries and National Spinning Co. Inc. He also has extensive experience in organisational development, public relations and mass communications.

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Andrew Stearns

- Vice President Asia Pacific & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) -

Andrew Stearns has been Vice President Asia Pacific at Armacell since 1 June 2013, based in Singapore. In addition, since 1 August 2016 he is also Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). He has over 25 years of business leadership experience in the building products industry.
 
 

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Guillerme Huguen

- Vice President EMEA -

Guillerme Huguen joined Armacell as Vice President EMEA on 1 October 2013. With over 20 years of experience in managing international industrial businesses, mostly in the construction and building materials industry, he is deeply familiar with the nature of the business, as well as, market trends, key players and customers.

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Bart Janssen

Bart Janssen

- Vice President Engineered Foams -

Bart Janssen has been Armacell's VP Engineered Foams since 1 August 2016. He joined Armacell 10 years ago (06/2006) and was working as Global Sales & Marketing manager and the last 2 years as Managing Director of the Thimister (PET) plant in Belgium. He has over 20 years of professional business experiences in various markets, predominantly in Automotive and Wind energy. Before joining Armacell he held various managing positions at the Japanese company Nitto Denko. 

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