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Diversey announces Philip Wieland as ongoing CEO
Diversey has announced the appointment of Philip R. Wieland as ongoing CEO of the company, effective immediately. An experienced industrials distribution and services executive with deep operations expertise, Philip has served as Interim CEO and a member of the Board of Directors since January 2020. He was previously the chief financial officer.
Boasting deep experience as a senior executive of scale services organisations, having served as CEO of UK and Ireland operations and as Group CFO of Brakes - the European food service business, Philip was previously CFO of General Healthcare Group, a private owner of hospitals in the UK, and served in a number of executive roles at British Sky Broadcasting. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Leeds.
"The progress Diversey is making is exciting,” he says. “We have added critical products to our portfolio and expanded our operations to better serve our key markets, and I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead the business on an ongoing basis.
"We remain focused on serving the needs of our customers with better solutions and products that will help them win in the marketplace."
Diversey made several strategic moves over the last year to expand its differentiated platform. In December 2019, the company announced the acquisition of the global intellectual property rights related to Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) from Virox Technologies. Previously, Diversey announced a significant investment in a new R&D center in China, a key milestone in the execution of its Asia strategy. The company has also made additional investments to support its continued growth in the US including in the foodservice market and in the wipes business where Diversey expanded capabilities with the acquisition of Wypetech's manufacturing assets.
23rd July 2020