Welcome!

News Feed Item

Connell Brothers Appoints General Manager of China



Former Bayer Material Science Executive to Lead China Operation for Asia's largest specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor

Hong Kong, Apr 23, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - Connell Brothers (CBC), a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company, and the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has appointed Dr. Ralf Busch, former vice president responsible for Know-How Transfer, Asia-Pacific, within the Bayer MaterialScience polyurethane business group, to lead the strategic direction and expand the business operations of CBC China. The company operates in 11 cities in China.

"Under Dr. Busch's leadership of our largest and the most complex organization in Asia-Pacific, we are aiming to aggressively grow our business through innovative application development and marketing approaches," said Dr. Azita Owlia, vice president of Connell Brothers, North Asia. "Dr. Busch has a successful track record at Bayer, and I am confident that he will significantly contribute to the development of the company's position. Dr. Busch will play a vital role in our continued investment in China by bringing strategic direction to each business unit and identifying new growth opportunities throughout China."

Dr. Busch brings 29 years of international experience in building businesses for a leading global chemical company. He also has an impressive track record in translating R&D into commercial innovation. In his most recent role at Bayer, he was instrumental in developing an organization with the highest innovation standards, competencies, and processes that are strategically aligned with the global innovation network. He also led Bayer's >700 M USD Polyurethane Business Group in China with over 100 employees in sales and marketing. His prior roles include leading positions for Application Development in China, Japan and in Germany, with a total of over nine years in China and 15 years in Asia-Pacific.

He received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Cologne, Germany. Dr. Busch speaks German, English and conversational Mandarin.

"I am excited to return to China and be a part of a fast growing organization," said Dr. Busch. "I look forward to working with a highly competent team as well as suppliers to help meet the needs of our participating markets and customers."

Dr. Busch will succeed Mr. John Chen, who will be retiring this July after eleven years as general manager of CBC China. Mr. Chen will continue to support various strategic projects within North Asia, working closely with the CBC leadership team.

"John's leadership has been crucial to CBC's success in building the Taiwan and China businesses," said Ted Eliot, president of Connell Brothers. "Under his leadership, CBC has grown substantially, through expansion of our business and acquisitions. We thank John for his passion to succeed, dedication, and many contributions, and look forward to his continued support to our North Asia organization over the coming months."

Today, CBC China services cover the coatings and industrial ingredient industries, as well as regulated industries including food ingredients, and personal & home care.

About Connell Brothers

Founded in 1895, Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific with a keen focus on technical service, customer support, and environmental, health, and safety. Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific. For more information, please visit www.wilburellis.com.

Source: Connell Brothers

Contact:
HONG KONG 
Wendy Wong
Head of Marketing Communications 
Connell Brothers Division
Wilbur-Ellis Company 
+852-2969-2730
[email protected]

USA
Sandra Gharib
Corporate Communication
Wilbur-Ellis Company
+1.415.772.4036
[email protected]




Copyright 2014 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.

More Stories By ACN Newswire

Copyright 2008 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of ACN Newswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of ACN Newswire. ACN Newswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
With billions of sensors deployed worldwide, the amount of machine-generated data will soon exceed what our networks can handle. But consumers and businesses will expect seamless experiences and real-time responsiveness. What does this mean for IoT devices and the infrastructure that supports them? More of the data will need to be handled at - or closer to - the devices themselves.
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer, Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations should be centralized and when it’s best to decentraliz...
Join IBM November 2 at 19th Cloud Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, and learn how to go beyond multi-speed it to bring agility to traditional enterprise applications. Technology innovation is the driving force behind modern business and enterprises must respond by increasing the speed and efficiency of software delivery. The challenge is that existing enterprise applications are expensive to develop and difficult to modernize. This often results in what Gartner calls ...
Translating agile methodology into real-world best practices within the modern software factory has driven widespread DevOps adoption, yet much work remains to expand workflows and tooling across the enterprise. As models evolve from pockets of experimentation into wholescale organizational reinvention, practitioners find themselves challenged to incorporate the culture and architecture necessary to support DevOps at scale. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Anand Akela, Senior...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu’s platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market across the USA and Europe, we work with a variety of customers from emerging startups to Fortune 1000 companies.
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi, the leading provider the Internet of Things and Digital Transformation, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help globa...