Executive Management Team

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Patrick Mathieu

- Chief Executive Officer -

CEO Patrick Mathieu joined Armacell in May 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience including 15 years in the building and insulation materials sector. Previously he was President of Western Europe and the International Flooring Division at the 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 more than 20 years of management experience and assumed wide-ranging responsibilities. His previous positions include CFO at the RÜTGERS Group, CFO at Versatel AG, SVP Finance with worldwide responsibility for LSG Sky Chefs and several management positions at Mannesmann in Germany and in the USA.

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Jan Bir

- Chief Legal & Compliance Officer -

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

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Sophie Ancelin

- Chief Human Resources Officer -

Sophie Ancelin has been Armacell’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) since November 2018. Previously she was at the helm of HR at Roquette Group. Prior to joining Armacell, Sophie worked for diverse multinational corporations like Royal Dutch Shell and Alstom. She adds 20 years of extensive international HR experience to Armacell.

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Norman Rafael

- Chief Corporate Development & Investor Relations Officer -

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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Roberto Mengoli

- Chief Technology Officer -

Roberto Mengoli has been Armacell’s Chief Technology Officer since January 2013. He is in charge of global technology as well as operations policies and programmes. He has more than 18 years of experience, primarily in operations, promoting and developing manufacturing and lean programs. He also gained experience in manufacturing at companies such as the Saint-Gobain Group, Elica and the SACMI Group.

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Keith A. Norwood

- Vice President AMERICAS -

Keith A. Norwood took over the position as Vice President Americas on 1 August 2016 . He is based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. From 2013 to 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 more than 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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Malte Witt

- Vice President APAC & Chief Marketing Officer -

Malte Witt has been Armacell’s Vice President Asia Pacific (APAC) since 1 January 2018, based in Singapore. He joined the group in October 2008 as Global Marketing Director continued by his previous position as General Manager Europe South.

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Guillerme Huguen

- Vice President EMEA -

Guillerme Huguen joined Armacell as Vice President EMEA on 1 October 2013. With more than 20 years of experience in managing international industrial businesses, mostly in the construction and building materials industry (including marketing management at the Saint-Gobain Group), 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 Vice President Engineered Foams since 1 August 2016. He joined Armacell 10 years ago and worked as Global Sales & Marketing manager and Managing Director of the Thimister (PET) plant in Belgium. Bart Janssen has more than 20 years of professional business experience in various markets, predominantly Automotive and Wind Energy. Before joining Armacell he held various managing positions at the Japanese company Nitto Denko. 

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