Purification Solutions is the former Norit NV business that Cabot acquired last July. von Gottberg succeeds Ronald Thompson, who has decided to leave Cabot to pursue other interests.
“Fred’s leadership has been instrumental in improving the performance of our New Business Group over the past several years, growing both revenues and profitability,” Prevost said. “His experience makes him the ideal candidate to lead the high-growth and strategically important Purification Solutions Segment.”
von Gottberg joined Cabot in 1997, serving most recently as senior vice president and president of the Advanced Technologies Segment – New Business Group.