Change in the management team at ASK Chemicals

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Change in the management team at ASK Chemicals: Frank Goede has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the ASK Chemicals Group.

The ASK Chemicals Group, supplier of foundry chemicals and auxiliaries, will see a change in its management team. Frank Goede has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the ASK Chemicals Group and will take up his new position there on February 1, 2022.. He will take over his new position at ASK on February 1, 2022, succeeding Frank Coenen, who has led the ASK Chemicals Group since it was acquired by global private equity firm Rhône in July 2014.

Change in the management team at ASK Chemicals

Frank Goede is currently the CEO of Tokai Cobex GmbH, a global materials science company active in the manufacturing of carbon and graphite products. In addition to serving as CEO of Tokai Cobex GmbH, Mr. Goede has previously held senior positions with Riedhammer and SGL Carbon GmbH. Mr. Goede holds an engineering degree and was born and raised in Brazil. He has worked and lived in multiple countries before having his home base in Germany.

Frank Goede to drive development of ASK

Frank Coenen has led the ASK Chemicals Group since it was acquired by global private equity firm Rhône in July 2014. Photo: ASK Chemicals Group

Eytan Tigay and Lucas Flynn, Managing Directors of Rhône, stated, “We would like to express our sincere thanks to Frank Coenen.  He propelled ASK Chemicals to significant growth, underpinned by his development and implementation of a successful strategic transformation program.  In Frank Goede, we are delighted to have found an ideal successor to further ASK’s ongoing global growth and development.”

Nani Beccalli, Chairman of the Board, added, “Working with Frank Coenen over the last seven years has been a real pleasure. He provided robust leadership throughout a period that presented many challenges. The Board wishes him success in his future endeavors. In the meantime, the Board warmly welcomes Frank Goede and looks forward to partnering with him to build on ASK’s many past successes.”

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