Michelman has announced the appointment of Chuck Xu to its board of directors. Chuck is vice-president and general manager, strategy and M&A, electronics and industrial segment, DuPont de nemours.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environment-friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging and industrial manufacturing markets.
Steve Shifman, executive chairman of the Board at Michelman, stated, “I am very excited to have Chuck join the Michelman Board. His extensive experience in global business markets, and in specialty chemicals in particular, will be a valuable asset. Chuck will be a tremendous cultural fit with the rest of the Board and our executive team.”
The company said it looked forward to Chuck’s growth leadership contributions based on his general management and M&A experiences. His broad commercial and technical expertise, in both industrial and consumer markets, cuts across the advanced printing, automotive, aerospace, electronics, advanced materials, biomaterials, medical, and consumer industries.
Chuck has acquired corporate experience in roles of rapidly escalating responsibility while working at DuPont in multiple business units as well as at Honeywell and at Telephotonics, an integrated fiber optics startup. His fluency in Mandarin and expertise on Chinese business culture will help fuel Michelman’s growth in China.
Chuck has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Peking University, a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Southern California, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Chuck said, “I am honored and excited to join the Michelman Board. I look forward to working with a very experienced and diverse Board as well as the executive team to drive Michelman’s substantial growth trajectory.”
Michelman expects to leverage his expertise while guiding the company’s growth across its digital printing, flexible packaging, fibers & composites, architectural, wood, and metal coatings, and advanced agricultural coatings businesses.
Chuck will begin his term on the Michelman Board in Q4 of 2022.