Lars Wallstein, IMCD, elected as new Fecc President

Lars Wallstein, IMCD, elected as new Fecc President


Sitges, 11 September 2023 – In today´s General Assembly the members of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) have elected Lars Wallstein (IMCD), currently Fecc Vice-President, as new President for the office term 2023-2025. In this role he is succeeding Neville Prior, Chairman of UK-based Cornelius-Group, who led the organization over the past ten years.
Outgoing Fecc-President Neville Prior said: “As my term comes to an end, I want to express my profound gratitude to the incredible individuals who make up the Fecc family. We've faced market fluctuations, regulatory complexities, and global crises. Through it all, we've stood strong together, reinforcing the bonds that define our industry's character.”

Fecc’s incoming President Lars Wallstein commented: “I am grateful for the trust and look forward to serving another term, this time as President. Especially in these challenging times, it is crucial to remain optimistic. This requires courage and confidence in our problem-solving abilities to ensure we can drive a future-proof and sustainable transformation together. The partnership along the entire value chain is critical for this. As a European federation, it is important for us to be a strong partner for the national associations and direct company members by not only listening carefully to our industry and its stakeholders, but also by giving them a voice to drive change.”

Fecc´s core leadership team is completed by Oliver Fox (Board Member of AssICC, the Italian Association of Chemical Trade) as Vice-President-Elect and the new Treasurer Mikko Pasanen, Board Member of TKL, the Association of Finnish Technical Traders.


About Lars Wallstein

Lars Wallstein, Managing Director of IMCD Germany in Cologne, has over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry. He started his career in 2001 at PolymerLatex, a former 50:50 joint venture of Bayer and Degussa. In 2011, he joined Synthomer, where he held various management positions, as Managing Director in Germany and Head of several global business units. Wallstein has been a member of the Fecc Board since 2021 and became Vice President in the same year. IMCD Deutschland is a subsidiary of IMCD Group, a global leading distribution partner, formulator of speciality chemicals and ingredients, and solutions provider.


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