Last week, readers were most interested in news from Imerys regarding its new organization strategy (Imerys Simplifies Organization into Two Main Market Segments): “Following an in-depth strategic review, Imerys recently announced that it will change its management organization to be more market-focused and to further leverage its repositioning as a specialty minerals company. The new organization is organized around two segments, grouping five newly created business areas that have been built around core markets. The general managers of the five newly created business areas will report directly to the CEO.
“The Performance Minerals segment brings together three geographic business areas: Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), Americas and Asia Pacific (APAC), serving the plastics, paints and coatings, filtration, ceramics, renewable energy, and paper and board markets. The High Temperature Materials & Solutions segment regroups two business areas: High Temperature Solutions and Refractory Abrasives & Construction, serving the refractory, foundry, metal flow, abrasives, and building chemistry markets.
“‘Our new organization, with business areas built around core markets, will enable us to achieve our full organic growth potential and to further improve our competitive position for sustained value creation,’ said Conrad Keijzer, CEO.”
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