CEO & Management Team
Wayne M. Hewett Chief Executive Officer
Wayne M. Hewett has been the Chief Executive Officer of Klöckner Pentaplast Group since August 31, 2015. Mr. Hewett served for more than five years as President and CEO of Arysta LifeScience, a leading global agricultural crop protection solutions company. Prior to Arysta, he held various executive positions, both nationally and internationally, at General Electric (GE), including Vice President, Supply GE Chain and Operations and President and CEO of GE Advanced Materials. He was also a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council. Wayne M. Hewett also currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Home Depot.
R. Brent JonesChief Financial Officer
R. Brent Jones has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group since April 2016. He has broad experience as a financial executive with specific strengths in the chemical industry. Prior to joining Klöckner Pentaplast, he served as interim CFO at Pall Corporation. At Pall Corporation, Brent advanced through several senior finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of Treasury, Investor Relations, Financial Planning and Analysis and Corporate Development. Prior to this, Brent was a Managing Director in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Richard J. WiddenChief Commercial OfficerRichard J. Widden has been the Chief Commercial Officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group since February 2016. Before joining Klöckner Pentaplast, he served as Vice President & General Manager at Avery Dennison where he led the stand alone Perfomance Tapes business, with assignments in Belgium and the United States. Prior to that, Rick spent 14 years of his career at Honeywell, where he held a number of leadership roles in their
Performance Material and Transportation business.
He began his career as a sales engineer at General Electric Supply.
Peter HeinzeChief Operating OfficerPeter Heinze has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group since April 2016. He will be responsible for leading Klöckner Pentaplast’s global operations, including Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality and Procurement. His main focus will be on enhancing the customer experience by driving quality improvements, decreasing lead times, and reducing costs. Peter brings extensive experience in Plastics, Chemicals, and Industrial companies and has a proven track record of driving innovation and improving operational performance in the areas of Production, Procurement, Supply Chain, Quality and Technology. In his last role, Peter was CEO of the Galley Division of Zodiac Aerospace Group, a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial aircraft.
Marc SetzenChief Engineering Officer
Marc Setzen has been the Chief Engineering Officer of the Klöckner Pentaplast Group and will provide strategic direction on industry technology trends Klöckner Pentaplast should follow. He has served as CTO (responsible for Production, Supply Chain, Lean, Quality, Safety, Technology & Innovation) and as a member of the management board from May 2014 to March 2016. Before joining Klöckner Pentaplast in 2011 as Vice President Operations Europe & Asia, he served nkt cables as Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Central Europe, with full P&L responsibility for 9 countries. From 2003-2007, he was Managing Director, Engineered Materials Europe, at Polyone International, responsible for Operations and R&D for the Engineered Material Business Unit prior to his engagement with the interior Automotive Supplier IAC Group as General Plant Manager, where he was heading Operations, Supply Chain, Industrialization, and Operational Excellence for the South German Interior Sites (2007-2010). He started his career in 1997 at Hutchinson Sealing Systems (part of TotalFinaElf) where he held various positions in production, innovation and research, before being responsible for Material and Process R&D Europe and global technology transfer.
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Chairman & CEO,
Entrepeneurs Partners LLP (London, UK)
Managing Director & Co-Head Europe Corporate Investments,
Strategic Value Partners UK LLP (London, UK)
Wayne M. Hewett
CEO, Klöckner Pentaplast Group
Strategic Value Partners Deutschland GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany)
Founder, Chief Investment Officer & Senior Managing Director
Strategic Value Partners LLP (Greenwich, CT)
Chairman of the Audit Committee
Former CFO with Innovene, Inc.