Jean-François Claver and Thierry Materne appointed to the Imerys Group Executive Committee

PARIS, 31-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Imerys, the leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, announces the appointment of Jean-François Claver and Thierry Materne to the Imerys Group Executive Committee.

Jean-François Claver is appointed Chief Industrial Officer. He graduated as Industrial Engineer from Ecole Centrale de Paris and has a Master of Science from Cornell University (New York). He worked for sixteen years at Pechiney before taking industrial management responsibilities at Alcan, Vallourec, Lafarge, Etex. He joined Imerys in 2015 as Mining & Industrial Operations Director.

Thierry Materne, Chief Innovation Officer, is in charge of Innovation and Strategic Marketing. He has a PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science. He worked for more than 11 years in research & development at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Europe and the USA, developing more than 60 patents in a wide range of areas. He then joined Dow Corning, Sabic Innovative Plastics (ex-GE Plastics) and finally Imerys in 2016.

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with €4 billion revenue and 16,000 employees, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods and building products. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, scientific expertise and technological know-how to beneficiate its mineral resources, develop formulations and produce synthetic minerals. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

Analyst/Investor relations:
Vincent Gouley – + 33 (0)1 49 55 64 69
finance@imerys.com

Press contacts:
Vincent Gouley – + 33 (0)1 49 55 64 69
Philémon Tassel – + 33 (0)6 30 10 96 11
Sarah Fornier – + 33 (0)7 87 40 83 50

SOURCE:  Imerys

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