Bostik appoints new CEO

Vincent Legros has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bostik, effective a September 2016.

Legros, who has also become a member of Bostik owner Arkema’s Executive Committee, joins from Saint-Gobain which he joined in 1998 as a Production Engineer at the Pont-à-Mousson plant and through promotions was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Saint-Gobain Pont-à-Mousson and Director of the group’s Pipe business, from 2013.

Legros graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, is an engineer from Ponts et Chaussées, and holds an advanced diploma (DEA) in production and company organisation.

Since February last year, Bostik has been owned by Arkema, which called the acquisition a new milestone in its development and confirmed its ambition to become a world leader in specialty chemicals and advanced materials.