Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição S.A., the Brazilian joint venture belonging to Biesterfeld Plastic, has appointed Walter Atolino as Commercial Director Brazil. He is taking over the operational responsibilities of Enric Albert, who retired at the end of January after a total of 20 years with Biesterfeld.
After spending 10 years as Managing Director of the Spanish subsidiary Biesterfeld Ibérica S.L.U. and the Brazilian subsidiary Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição S.A., Enric Albert retired on 31st January 2017. His successor with responsibility for sales and purchasing activities in Brazil is Walter Atolino. Atolino (55) has worked for Biesterfeld since September 2016 and has been Commercial Director since February 2017.
Emilio Colombo, Managing Director of Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição S.A., says: “I would like to thank Enric Albert, whose wealth of experience and technical knowledge have built up our sales team and helped Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição to achieve its current strength over the last two years. In Walter Atolino we have found a very experienced manager for our team. With his know-how and technical expertise, we will continue to expand our business activities.”
During a 30-year career, Walter Atolino has gained extensive experience in sales, industry, product marketing and product development in leading companies such as DuPont, Nalco, Pirelli and Ford. Atolino, who studied plastic and metal engineering and economics, is delighted with his new role: “Our personal consulting and development work, combined with technology-based expertise, is what makes us successful on the market. Together with my sales team, I intend to continue the very positive development of our business and continuously develop our product portfolio. At the end of 2016, we successfully added Vistalon®, an EPDM rubber from ExxonMobil Chemical, to the portfolio. We will follow this with the addition of other high-performing plastic and rubber raw materials.”
About Biesterfeld Plastic
Biesterfeld Plastic is a leading international distributor in the plastics industry, with long-term sales partnerships in more than 40 countries. Leading plastics producers such as DuPont, ExxonMobil Chemical, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe, BASF Polyurethanes, Solvay, Chevron Phillips, Chi Mei and LG Chem rely on Biesterfeld Plastic’s efficient services and have been associated with the growth of the business for many years. Biesterfeld Plastic is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for over 110 years. The Group is one of the leading companies in the distribution of chemicals and plastics with around 40 locations worldwide in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, and basic and specialty chemicals.