Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, has appointed Malte Witt as Vice President EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa). Malte Witte succeeds Guillerme Huguen, who will take on the new position of Chief Strategic Development Officer.
Malte Witt joined the company in 2008 as Global Marketing Director and from 2012 was responsible for the Southern European market as General Manager Europe South. In 2018, he took over the Asia-Pacific business as Vice President APAC and drove growth in such important markets as China, India, Korea, Singapore and Japan. On 1 April this year, he returns to Europe as Vice President EMEA and will oversee the Europe, Middle East and Africa market, working from the company’s headquarters in Luxembourg. As Chief Marketing Officer he will also continue to lead strategic brand and product management.
Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Mathieu, President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Armacell Group, said: “His many years of experience in the insulation industry, his leadership qualities and, last but not least, his customer-oriented perspective on the business make Malte Witte the ideal candidate for this key position in our company. Many of our business partners know him from his previous activities and they value him as an extremely competent and reliable representative of our company.”
Malt Witt is looking forward to the new challenge: “I take on the new responsibility with gratitude and respect. As a market and technology leader with strong premium brands, a highly qualified and committed team of employees and innovative products, we will emerge from the Corona crisis and the difficult situation it has led to in many markets even stronger.”
As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell’s products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With more than 3,000 employees and 23 production plants in 15 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams, and generated net sales of EUR 591 million and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 120 million in 2020. Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology.