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Veramaris strengthens team a year after the opening of the U.S. facility

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Just one year after production started at its facility in Nebraska, USA, Veramaris appointed three new members to bolster the team and deliver even further growth for the business.

Alexander Hillmann joined as chief financial officer from parent company Evonik. He has worked for the chemicals giant for almost 20 years in several different roles in Europe and the USA. Speaking about the appointment Alexander said that “this is a wonderful opportunity to work for a new company that is really making a difference. I hope the knowledge I bring will help Veramaris grow in the next exciting stage of its development.” He takes over from Frank Beissmann who has returned to Evonik after three successful years on secondment, as part of the founding team that helped launch Veramaris.

Yann Le Gal took the brand-new role of retail manager, Europe. He has a wealth of sales experience from the seafood industry in France having been sales director at Mytilimer and sales manager at the Marine Harvest Group. “Yann’s experience will be invaluable as we collaborate with partners across the entire value chain, an approach which has helped us deliver tangible results for them,” the company said.

Herve Hartmann will be general manager Veramaris LLC, based at the production facility in Blair, Nebraska. A biochemical engineer by training, Hartmann has a wealth of experience having spent more than 20 years with Veramaris parent company DSM. He spent time in a range of production roles in Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.

Commenting on the team changes Karim Kurmaly, CEO, said that “we have seen significant and exciting growth in the company since opening our facility in Blair a year ago and it’s testament to the hard work of the existing team that we now need to further strengthen our organization with Alexander, Yann and Herve. All of them are occupying different roles within the business but they have in common a wealth of knowledge and experience in their respective fields.”

 

Photo caption: Alexander Hillmann.

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