MONTREAL, June 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Imaflex Inc. ("Imaflex" or the
"Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ralf Dujardin,
PhD., as Vice President of Marketing and Innovation. Commencing on July
1, 2013, Dr. Dujardin's focus, in this newly created position, will be
to accelerate the commercialization of Imaflex's agricultural mulch
films, foster relationships with agricultural growers and distributors
throughout the world, and build a pipeline of new and innovative
agricultural products based on his and Imaflex's plastics expertise.
Dr. Dujardin joins Imaflex after spending 26 years within the Bayer
organization. Dr. Dujardin started his career with Bayer in 1986 as a
polymer chemist. He was most recently Portfolio Manager and Senior
Project Manager at Bayer Innovation GmbH in Germany. In this role, he
was responsible for strategically building a portfolio of innovative
products and intellectual property, which included active ingredient
equipped plastics for the agriculture market. Prior to this role, Dr.
Dujardin was Vice President Corporate Venturing and Business
Development, where he managed a fund of approximately €25 million in
selected material and life science investments. Dr. Dujardin completed
his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Siegen in Germany in 1986.
"We are very pleased to have Ralf join us after his long and successful
career at Bayer," commented Joe Abbandonato, President & CEO of
Imaflex. "In addition to his technical expertise in plastics, Ralf
brings tremendous knowledge in new product development and intellectual
property - two skills which will be critical as we grow our proprietary
agricultural film business."
Dr. Dujardin added, "Over the past few years I have worked closely with
the Imaflex team on the development of the active ingredient releasing
agricultural films, and have always been impressed with their
commitment towards innovation and new product development. I look
forward to leading the commercial launch of the active ingredient
releasing film and building a pipeline of similar proprietary
SOURCE: Imaflex Inc.
For further information:
Joseph Abbandonato, President and C.E.O
Giancarlo Santella, CPA, CA - Corporate Controller
Tel: (514) 935 - 5710
Fax: (514) 935 - 0264
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