Bettina Blottko, the new head of Lanxess’s Liquid Purification Technologies business unit.
Bettina Blottko, the new head of Lanxess’s Liquid Purification Technologies business unit.

Bettina Blottko has been appointed head of Lanxess’s Liquid Purification Technologies business unit.

Blottko (41) succeeds Jean-Marc Vesselle (54), who will take on new challenges outside Lanxess.

Since 1996, Blottko has held a number of positions at Bayer and Lanxess. Most recently, she was in charge of the Actives and Disinfection business line within the Lanxess Material Protection Products business unit.

Lanxess board member Rainier van Roessel said: “Jean-Marc Vesselle has made a significant contribution to the strong growth of our water treatment technologies business in recent years and at the same time created a very good basis for future growth. I would like to thank him sincerely for this. With Bettina Blottko, we were able to recruit a proven in-house expert in the chemicals business to lead the business unit into the future. I wish her every success in this endeavour.”