Synova, a Netherlands-based advanced technology company has appointed Jörg Krüger as its new CEO.
With a career spanning over 30 years with companies including Bayer, GE Bayer Silicones, Momentive Performance Materials, Orion Engineered Carbons and Compo Expert, Krüger brings to his new role a rich hoard of experience and a strong network in the chemical industry.
He has a track record of building large chemical plants with EPC contractors and optimising chemical processes via developing operational excellence with global teams he led.
As CEO of Synova, Krüger will be responsible for planning and overseeing the execution and evaluation of the strategy at corporate level. He will direct his expertise and experience at transitioning Synova’s technology from demonstration at industrial scale to the commercial roll out of the technology. He will be based in Maassluis.
Synova is focused on production of high value chemicals such as olefins and BTX from waste. The company’s patented technology, developed by independent research organisation TNO, closes the loop by recycling mixed and dirty plastics to high value molecules that form the basic building blocks of new plastics. Able to process municipal solid waste, including mixed plastic waste, the technology also features a 'best in class' cleanup train. It removes 99.9% of unwanted tars and uses the energy value to create a highly efficient process with a better CO2 footprint.
“We are thrilled to have Jörg join our Synova team as the new CEO,” said Ibrahim Al Husseini, Chairman of the Synova Board of Directors. “The timing is perfect with Synova gearing up its efforts to demonstrate and commercialise its advantaged process technology, now widely recognised by the industry.”