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Andreas Kumm

Born in 1972, married, one child

1988 – 1991 Apprenticeship lab assistant at Herberts GmbH in Cologne

1994 – 1998 University of Applied Science Niederrhein in Krefeld, study in Coatings Technology

1998 – 2001 R&D engineer for automotive coatings at Herberts GmbH in Wuppertal

2000 – 2003 Regional Sales Manager Coatings and Product Manager silicas and resins at Omya GmbH in Cologne

2004 – 2011 Marketing Manager for the segment Paints, Coatings & Inks at Omya International AG.

2011 – 2015 Segment Manager Paints & Coatings EMEA at Celanese Emulsion.

Since 2015 Business Unit Director Additives & Resins at Gustav Grolman in Neuss.

Member of VILF since 2004.

Thorsten Luedtke

Born 1971 in Braunschweig, Germany

1990 - 1993 apprenticeship as PAINTER & DECORATOR at master painter and decorator Erwin Schwarze, Hannover, Germany

1994 - 1996 apprenticeship as FORWARDING MERCHANT at Kühne & Nagel, Hannover, Germany

1996 - 1998 studies at Fachschule für Lack- & Kunststofftechnik, Stuttgart, Germany with qualification state-certified ENGINEER (PAINT & LACQUER TECHNOLOGY)

1998 - 1999 development of decorative paints/-lacquers/-plaster at Farben Distler, Rednitzhembach, Germany

1999 tinting technician for decorative paints/-lacquers/-plaster in practical course at Werdenfelser Farbenfabrik, Wassertrüdingen, Germany

1999 - 2002 development of UV-lacquer systems for consumer electronics / parquet floorings / furniture at HYGÆA Farver & Lakker, Aalborg, Denmark

2002 - 2003 development of industrial lacquer systems / quality management for production at Mäder Aqualack, Düsseldorf, Germany

2003 - 2004 development of 1K-/2K-/UV-lacquer systems for parquet floorings (trade/industry) at Berger-Seidle Siegeltechnik, Grünstadt, Germany

2005 - 2006 development of 1K-/2K-industrial lacquer systems / office supplies / artist's paints at Stanger production- & trading company, Espelkamp, Germany

2006 - 2007 development of 1K-/2K-industrial lacquer systems at Esbjerg Farve- & Lakfabrik, Esbjerg, Denmark

2007 to date development of stains/1K-/2K-/UV-lacquer systems for furniture / parquet floorings (trade/industry) at Sherwin-Williams Germany, Wuppertal, Germany

Member of VILF since 1998 and responsible for work in department Public Relations in VILF-board since November 2011.


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