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BIM appoints new Director of R&D and Technology

BIM, the entrepreneurial supplier of specialty chemical solutions to the pulp and paper industry, has appointed John Sandström as Director of R &D and Technology John Sandström will enter his new position on October 24, 2016.

John Sandström will have responsibility for the overall research and development strategy focusing on development of current and new product concept strengthening BIM’s position as strategic partner to the pulp and paper industry. With John’s strong background and experience combined with his genuine interest in managing development projects and innovations to success, BIM is set for an exciting innovative course.

“We are delighted to welcome John Sandström to BIM. Innovation is the heart of our strategy and I am confident that John, with his experience and leadership will accelerate the delivery of innovative, quality product and services”, says Anders Rietz, CEO.

“BIM has an impressive history providing the market with innovative concept through a strong entrepreneurial drive. I am looking forward to working with the team to build even more innovative, open and creative concepts. It´s going to be exciting to innovate together”, says John Sandström.

John holds a BSc in Chemistry combined with a Degree of Licentiate of Science. He has over 25 years of experience of RD&I positions in global companies. John comes to BIM after 17 years at Eka Chemicals AB/AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB where he has been holding different positions such as Continuous Improvement Expert/Black Belt, Director RD&I and Department Manager for various areas.

His previous experience also includes Department Manager at Stora Enso Research and Head of Section at Tetra Pak R&D AB. For further information, please contact Anders Rietz, CEO, BIM Kemi AB, e-mail

 BIM Sponsors the project:
BIM Kemi AB 


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