Bernhard Müller Appointed as Managing Director of Minascent Technologies

13th August 2020

Bernhard Müller Appointed as Managing Director of Minascent Technologies

Belgian Minafin Group, headquartered at Louvain-la-Neuve, has appointed Bernhard Müller as Managing Director of its affiliate Minascent Technologies, effective May 1, 2020. He took over the position from Mojmir Vavrecka, who had served as interim managing director since October.
Minascent is a CDMO specialized in challenging organic synthesis with hazardous reagents in exothermic processes with a wide range of chemical reactions.

Müller holds a doctorate in chemistry as well as an MBA. He brings a wealth of business and technology management experience from a variety of international fine chemical, food, and medical technology industries.
He has held positions at Henkel, Cognis and BASF, among others. Most recently, he had been managing director at WeylChem InnoTec from October 2016 to April 2019, and head of Future Business and Innovation at Ciech Group from May 2019 until his transition to Minascent.

Müller’s priority focus areas involve ensuring increased reliability and effectivity of operations at the high occupancy rates, as well as developing new business opportunities taking advantage of Minascent’s expertise in challenging chemistry to grow its portfolio of recurring business.
He stated: “Minascent has a good setup to serve our key customer markets. Our employees are very well educated and show a high level of motivation. It is a very good basis to further implement changes, to create competitive advantages, and to be more profitable in the future. My key focus will be to establish increased productivity, implement an innovative and sustainable pipeline plus a robust and customer-oriented commercial strategy – all based on a modern and open leadership culture”.

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