After several postings in the field of telecommunications, André joined Rohm & Haas in 2001, where he oversaw the development of the Monomers division Europe-wide before managing the Adhesives and Packaging division. In 2008, he joined ArjoWiggins to run ArjoWiggins Graphic, one of the company’s five divisions. He joined the Arkema Group in 2012 as managing director of the Thiochemicals Business Line.
Effective Sept. 1, 2016, Frédéric Vartician is being appointed managing director of the Thiochemicals Business Line, replacing André.
Vartician began his career at Elf Atochem in 1993. In 1995, he was put in charge of the industrial sites remediation activity within the subsidiary CECA, and in 1999 of corporate planning and strategy within the Acrylics BU.
In 2003 he became Methyl Methacrylate product manager, and in 2005 head of the Oxo Alcohols and Plasticizers Department. In 2007, he took over the management of the Functional Polyolefins Department. After joining the Arkema subsidiary Altuglas International as GM PMMA Sheet business Europe in 2010, he was appointed GM Acrylic Monomers Europe in July 2014.