Daniel Meyer was recently appointed to head up the polyurethanes unit at Covestro after many years with the company. He outlined his plans for the business to Simon Robinson.
Maastricht, Netherlands – Daniel Meyer wants to add value to Covestro’s polyurethane business, but first, he wants to understand where that can best be done.
In an interview on the fringes of UTECH Europe in late May, he said: ‘I’m being very modest about the fact that I don’t know, and that the people that do know have been in this industry for quite some time. They know what they’re doing, and I have to learn from them.’
Meyer was appointed as head of the polyurethane business in September 2017, after a background in general company management, sales and finance.
He started at Bayer in the titanium dioxide business 25 years ago. From there, he moved into iron oxide pigments and then organic pigments, before shifting to the coatings and adhesives and specialty business.
Most recently, he was the head of the CASE business for Bayer MaterialScience, and latterly, Covestro. ‘They have given me the biggest business in Covestro, and I am looking forward to earning that trust,’ he said.
Back to a volume business
Meyer believes that experience in both large commodity markets and the contrasting niche world of CASE has given him skills that he can use in his new…