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Nov 07, 2023


Rotterdam, The Netherlands

IMCD Canada appoints Johann Milchram as Managing Director

IMCD Group (“IMCD” or “Company”), a global leading distribution partner, and formulator of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has appointed Johann Milchram as Managing Director of IMCD Canada, effective February 1, 2024. He will assume his new role upon the January 2024 retirement of Michael Staley, the current Managing Director of IMCD Canada.

As IMCD Canada’s Managing Director, Johann will drive the company’s organic growth ambitions, continue progressing its commercial and operational excellence, cultivate talent, plus develop opportunities for mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he will advance the digitalisation of the business and expand positive and trust-based relations with business partners and customers to further strengthen IMCD Canada’s position and reputation.

“For more than 20 years in the chemical industry, Johann’s reputation for building strong, dynamic teams has preceded him,” said Nicolas Kaufmann, Americas President, IMCD. “He is an agile, people-oriented leader with an enthusiasm that inspires fresh ideas to drive sustainable growth. I look forward to working closely with him to further develop IMCD’s opportunities and success in Canada.”

Since 2012, Johann has been the Managing Director of IMCD SEE, where he has led year-after-year growth in revenue and operating profit, plus secured two important acquisitions that strengthened the footprint of its industrial business groups. Prior to joining IMCD, Johann held leadership positions at LOBA Feinchemie, ISOVOLTA and RHI Magnesita.

“I am pleased with the opportunity to accelerate IMCD’s growth potential and continue building our reputation as the partner of choice across all of our core markets in Canada,” said Johann Milchram, incoming Managing Director, IMCD Canada. “Developing innovative ideas will take our business and team to the next level as we strive for long-term growth through operational excellence, geographical expansion and a digital mindset that optimizes customer centricity.”

Johann is Austrian, holds a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Natural Material Science, as well as an MBA for International Business Administration from University of Vienna. As Managing Director of IMCD Canada, he will be based in the Greater Toronto Area and will report to Nicolas Kaufmann, Americas President at IMCD.

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