URENCO, an international supplier of uranium enrichment services, today announced Dr Thomas Haeberle as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.
URENCO welcomes Dr Haeberle, who will be based at URENCO’s Head Office in the UK. He will join URENCO on 1 December 2015 and take up the position of Chief Executive Officer, on 1 January 2016, at which time he will be appointed to the URENCO Board.
Dr Haeberle gained a PhD in Chemical Reaction Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He started his career in 1987 at Röhm GmbH, the manufacturer of Plexiglas. He progressed his career with the company throughout its transition to Degussa GmbH and thereafter Evonik Industries AG.
Thomas was appointed President and CEO of Infracor GmbH, the key service provider of Marl Chemical Park, from 2003 to 2006 and he has also served as President of Degussa's Methacrylates, Building Blocks and Industrial Chemicals Business Units. He was appointed to the Board of Evonik Degussa GmbH in 2009 and Evonik Industries AG in 2011.
Thomas said of his appointment:
“I am pleased to be joining the company at a key time in its development. I look forward to meeting the challenges of a difficult enrichment market and leading URENCO to sustained long-term success. Nuclear is an essential part of a balanced energy mix and I am proud to be joining a company that plays such a crucial role in the provision of low carbon energy.”
Thomas succeeds Dr Helmut Engelbrecht who will retire from his position of Chief Executive Officer on 31 December
2015. Dr Engelbrecht has led the company since 2005 overseeing a three-fold increase in capacity and the development, from conception to commissioning, of the only civil nuclear uranium enrichment facility in the USA.
The URENCO Board thanks Helmut for his significant contribution to the company’s success.
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