Former AkzoNobel CEO Thierry Vanlancker will join the Board to provide valuable oversight, advice and strategic guidance to Stahl’s leadership, the company said.

Vanlancker held the roles of CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of AkzoNobel NV from 2017 to 2022 and, prior to this, held several senior positions in Europe and the U.S. at Dupont.

He also serves as Chairman of the Board at Sika and as Non-Executive Board Director at Aliaxis and Etex. He brings over 30 years of experience in the speciality coatings and chemicals industries and holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Ghent University.

Stahl CEO Maarten Heijbroek said: “We look forward to working with Thierry and harness his extensive experience in the coatings industry to support Stahl’s own transformation into a specialty coatings company and realise Stahl’s ambitious ESG targets.”