Materials Science

SONGWON announces new leadership appointments

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced today that it has appointed Hans Werhonig as Leader Group Commercial and a member of SONGWON’s Executive Committee from December 1st, 2022. 


Reporting directly to the Group CEO, Mr. Werhonig will spearhead SONGWON’s strategy and be responsible for the sales, marketing and commercial operations of SONGWON’s businesses Polymer Stabilizers, Fuel and Lubricant Additives, Coatings, Tin Intermediates/PVC and TPU/SPU. 

A Swiss national, Mr. Werhonig has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and marketing leadership roles, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, and brings vast expertise and knowledge of the polymer industry, including antioxidants, flame retardants and plasticizers to his new role at SONGWON. He will be based in Frauenfeld, Switzerland. 

SONGWON also announced the appointment of Peter Schmitt-Freise who has been with SONGWON since 2012, as the new Business Unit Leader Polymer Stabilizers, effective November 1st, 2022. He will remain responsible for Global Business Management and retains his function as Country Manager Germany. SWPR257EN1122 Issued on 22 November 2022 Page 2/4 

Mr. Schmitt-Freise will use his long-term leadership and industry experience to manage the Polymer Stabilizers team, drive the business strategy and continue to successfully advancing SONGWON’s strong reputation throughout the industry. Mr. Schmitt-Freise will report directly to Mr. Werhonig and will also be based in Switzerland.