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Geretsried, September 24, 2020


BYK-Gardner GmbH – New Sales Structure


The testing and measuring instruments from BYK-Gardner GmbH, Geretsried, effectively assess the quality of color, gloss and appearance, as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic and paper products and are an essential part of quality assurance.


As part of the "BYK" division, BYK-Gardner GmbH belongs to the ALTANA AG. The sales organization of BYK-Gardner GmbH was restructured in order to put more emphasize to the areas "Global Sales" and "Key Account Management" and to make the functions more efficient.


René Rieser, who had already been employed at BYK-Gardner GmbH from October 2008 to April 2017, has been recruited for the newly created position of "Vice President, International Sales Manager". On July 1st, 2020, he started his new position at BYK-Gardner GmbH.


Mr. Peter Bittmann, who had held the position of Head of Sales EMEA from October 2017 to July 2020, now supports the international Key Accounts on a global level. He has been working successfully in this role since July 1st, 2020.


We wish both gentlemen lots of success and joy in their new jobs.

More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany: By fax: +49-8171-3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637) or on the internet at

BYK is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments. Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.


The coatings, inks, and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with the production of oil and gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes. Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss, and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic, and paper products and are an important part of quality control.


As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau and Geretsried (Germany), Deventer, Denekamp and Nijverdal (Netherlands), Widnes (UK), Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Rochester Hills, Earth City (USA) and Tongling (China).


Today the company employs around 2,300 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.

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