On October 1, Stefano Barbieri will assume the newly created position of Head of Sales for the CABB Group’s Custom Manufacturing business unit. He will report to CEO Valerie Diele-Braun, and his office will be at the Group’s largest custom manufacturing site, in Pratteln, Switzerland.
Barbieri is originally from Milan and a graduate in chemistry. His previous position was as VP Global Sales at Dr. Oetker subsidiary Chemische Fabrik Budenheim in Germany, where he was responsible for global sales for the Performance Materials business unit for the past eight years. His career also includes positions at Italian specialty chemicals manufacturer 3V Sigma Group and the paint producer Caparol.
“Until now, the Custom Manufacturing business unit has mostly acquired new business organically via the department and project managers,” says Diele-Braun. “After our acquisition and integration of the U.S. company Jayhawk, building our own sales division is another step in implementing our vision of becoming the world’s leading CM provider in complex fine chemistry.”