DSM Dyneema of the Netherlands has named Olivier Janin as its VP of sales and marketing, effective September 1, 2017. Janin will become a member of the Strategic Leadership Team of DSM Dyneema and will report directly to Golnar Motahari Pour, DSM Dyneema president.

Janin has broad global experience in sales and marketing and P&L positions in the material science sector. He recently served as executive director of chemical sales in Europe for Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), and has also worked for GE Plastics and Imperial Chemical Industries plc in international positions with increasing levels of responsibility.

“We are delighted to bring on board someone with Olivier’s experience and proven record of performance,” says Pour. “Adding him to the executive leadership team will further strengthen DSM Dyneema’s already impressive sales and marketing organisation.”

DSM Dyneema is the inventor and manufacturer of Dyneema-branded Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene (UHMWPE) fibre for ropes, cables and nets in a variety of applications, including yachting. The company is part of Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.