Bluestar Silicones, Lyon France, has announced two key leadership appointments. Olivier de Clermont Tonnerre, member of Bluestar Group’s Board, has been nominated executive officer, in charge of strategy and corporate development. Pascal Chalvon-Demersay has been nominated CEO of Bluestar Silicones International (BSI) which groups all BSI’s subsidiaries and production sites throughout the world, including the Shanghai site in China. He will report to Robert Lu, President of Bluestar.
A chemical engineer, graduate in economic science and holder of an MBA from INSEAD, Olivier de Clermont-Tonnerre joined Rhone-Poulenc in 1980 as head of strategy and financial control of the Specialty Chemicals division. In 1988 he was made member of Rhône-Poulenc Management Committee in the US and general manager of Performance Products. Since February 2007, he has been president of Bluestar Silicones and President of Bluestar Silicones International. Since 2008 he's been a member of the Bluestar Group Board.
In 2005, Pascal Chalvon-Demersay conducted the partnership negotiations with Bluestar on behalf of Rhodia Silicones, which resulted in Rhodia selling its silicones business in February 2007. After 3 years as general manager in Asia, he became general manager of Bluestar Silicones International in October 2009.
Founded in 2007 with China National BlueStar Ltd’s acquisition of Rhodia Silicones., Bluestar Silicones is a global supplier of silicones with a turnover of €600 million and manufacturing sites in all regions of the world. The company offers a complete range of silicone products in the fields of
release coatings, specialty elastomers, health products, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins..