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WACKER POLYMERS Under New Leadership

Munich, Sep 30, 2016

Peter Summo (48) is taking over as president of WACKER POLYMERS effective October 1, 2016. He is succeeding Arno von der Eltz, who is retiring on this date. Summo previously headed the Engineering Silicones business unit at WACKER SILICONES.

Peter Summo (48) will head the WACKER POLYMERS division of Wacker Chemie AG as of October 1, 2016.

Peter Summo studied business administration in Augsburg, Germany. He subsequently worked at Akzo Nobel – a producer of specialty chemicals – in the area of product marketing, before joining WACKER in 1995. After positions as a sales manager in England and Executive Board advisor at Corporate Development in Munich, he transferred to the WACKER POLYMERS division. In 2005, he took over as head of the Construction Polymers business unit and was responsible for the Dispersions & Resins business unit as of 2011. Since 2013, Peter Summo has headed the Engineering Silicones business unit at the WACKER SILICONES division.


WACKER POLYMERS is a leading producer of state-of-the-art binders and polymeric additives based on polyvinyl acetate and vinyl acetate copolymers. These take the form of dispersible polymer powders, dispersions, solid resins, and solutions. They are used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and nonwovens, and in fiber composites and polymeric materials based on renewable resources. WACKER POLYMERS has production sites in Germany, China, South Korea and the USA, as well as a global sales network and technical centers in all major regions.


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