In his new role, Rosenberg will be responsible for definition and implementation of the group’s vision and strategy regarding innovation, as well as providing guidelines and ensuring alignment on innovation priorities across the Azelis group. Furthermore, he will supervise and provide leadership to Azelis lab organization across the entire group with the aim to foster, ensure and coordinate knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices across all labs. Rosenberg will also lead the optimization and harmonization of Azelis' 60 labs across the globe. In this new role, Rosenberg will be a key player for the innovation transformation of the entire Azelis group.
Dr. Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis CEO, commented, “Ron is an experienced technical director with a demonstrated history of leading technical teams to business success in the specialty chemicals industry. His strong interest in building effective multidisciplinary teams and exemplary track record in application development, technical service, product and process development, have all been a fantastic asset to Azelis. We are confident he is the best possible candidate for this new, strategic function in Azelis.”
Rosenberg has been with Azelis since 2014 and prior to this promotion held a position of technical director Americas. During his time at Azelis, Rosenberg has successfully led and professionalized the Azelis Americas CASE lab team. Some of his achievements include but are not limited to: establishing a new process for disciplined joint planning and selection of lab projects, unifying teams from different heritage companies and raising Azelis Americas CASE success rate of initial commercialization. Rosenberg was often instrumental in helping Azelis Americas win some critical new mandates with key industry players by providing primary in-house technical support.
Prior to joining Azelis, Rosenberg held various high positions in R&D and corporate engineering in support of plastic and rubber additives, agricultural chemicals and polyurethane chemicals.
Rosenberg holds an MBA from University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University, a master’s degree in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Tufts University in Massachusetts.
In his new global role, Rosenberg will report to Azelis group CEO and will keep a dotted line to Doug Kercher, Azelis Americas VP corporate operations, for Americas activities.