Finance & Administration Director
General Manager Operations Emmerich
Dr. Jens Vier
General Manager Operations Düsseldorf
Ralf Ewering – Managing Director KLK EMMERICH GmbH
Ralf Ewering started his professional career in 1995 in different positions at Lafarge Zement in Karsdorf. In 1995 he switched to the Headquater of Lafarge SA in Paris as operational auditor. In this position, he was globally engaged to do audit assignments for business.
In 2000 Ralf moved to Akzo Nobel Polymer Chemicals in Emmerich as Production Manager. In this function he was responsible for the units production and logistic.
After that, he changed to UNIQEMA in Emmerich, where he started as Technical Manager and later became the Operations Manager. Afterwards the plant was sold from Croda Industrial Specialities to KLK in July 2010. Ralf became the General Manager Operations at KLK EMMERICH GmbH with responsibility for the units production, maintenance, quality control, supply chain, purchasing and SHE.
Since July 2012 Ralf Ewering is the Managing Director at KLK EMMERICH GmbH which acquired a production plant in Düsseldorf in 2015.
Ralf Ewering has a graduation at the technical university of Dortmund in chemical engineering. He is married with two children. Next to his family, he spends his time with running, cycling and swimming.
Sascha Torsten Mayer – Finance and Administration Director
Sascha Torsten Mayer starts his career at the auditing company Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner in Düsseldorf and Paris. There he worked for five years in the area of financial audit, tax advice under German and French law as well as M&A.
In 2001 Sascha moved to Henkel and starts as Manager within the corporate finance department where he worked in different business functions like subsidiary controlling, treasury, consolidation, reporting systems, management reporting and financial statements.
2009 Sascha took over the responsibility for the global controlling as Corporate Director of the business section adhesives. In this position, he focused on the topics business controlling, innovation controlling, management reporting, business intelligence, HR Controlling and financial statements. Additionally, Sascha managed the Shared-Service-Center initiatives of the adhesive sector in Manila, Bratislava, Cairo, Shanghai and Mexico-City.
Since April 2016 Sascha is member of the management team of KLK EMMERICH GmbH with statutory authority. As Finance and Administration Director he leads the departments Accounting, Taxes, Treasury, Controlling, IT, Legal, Human Resources and General Services.
Sascha Torsten Mayer has degrees in business administration from university Wuppertal and Paris-Sorbonne and is Alumnus of the Harvard and IESE Business School. He is married with two children.
Bart Daling – Business Director
In 1997, Bart Daling started his professional career as a process engineer at Unichema in the Netherlands. In 2001, he moved to Emmerich and worked for ICI and Croda until the plant was sold to KLK in July 2010.
He has had leading roles in the following areas: Manufacturing, Engineering, Supply Chain, SHE, Quality Assurance and Business Development. In 2012 he became Plant Manager.
Since October 2017 he is Marketing & Technical Director of KLK Emmerich GmbH.
Bart Daling graduated as a chemical engineer at the University of Twente. He is married and has four children.
Stefano Albertini – General Manager Operations Emmerich
Stefano Albertini started his professional career as process and production engineer at Undesa italia srl (previously oleochemical production plant of Reckitt Benckiser) in Bologna (Italy). When Stefano decided to move to Desmet-Ballestra, he was production manager. Based on his prior experience within the oleochemical industry and the technical know-how within the production area he became the Oleochemical Product Manager and was responsible for the distribution of oleochemical production plants.
Later, Stefano moved to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to the local office of Desmet-Ballestra to support the fast growing business in Malaysia. In this function he took care about customers in Asia. In 2009 he came back to Italy where he worked as operations and technical director within a biodiesel production plant located in the south of Rome.
In 2014 Stefano started at KLK EMMERICH GmbH as General Manager Operations and is responsible for the production site of Emmerich.
Stefano is married with three sons. He spends his free time with the family as well as cooking, travelling and reading.
Dr. Jens Vier – General Manager Operations Düsseldorf
Jens Vier started his career in the Department of Process Design at Henkel. In 2000 he took over responsibility as plant manager in the production of the new founded company Cognis. Later he became site manager of Base Oleochemical Production. Since 2009 Jens was responsible for the operational management of the German sites of Emery Oleochemicals GmbH. For the Emery Group with production sites in Malaysia, USA and Germany Jens headed teams for production development and optimization for several years. 2015 he moved to KLK Emmerich GmbH where he is managing the Düsseldorf production site.
Jens Vier studied Chemical Engineering at RWTH Aachen with final degree Master of Engineering. He has a PhD from the Institut of Chemical Engineering at RWTH Aachen. Jens is married and has two sons. His hobbies include tennis, sailing and travelling.