Johnson Matthey Names Giovanzana To Managing Director, Catalyst Technologies

Nov. 23, 2021
Giovanzana joins JM from BASF.

Johnson Matthey (JM) says it has appointed Alberto Giovanzana as managing director of catalyst technologies. Giovanzana joins JM from BASF where he most recently was senior vice president and head of global technology for the €2B Nutrition and Health Division. Earlier, Giovanzana ran BASF’s plastic additives business in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In his new role, Giovanzana will reportedly leverage the deep technical expertise at JM in the field of process catalysts. He will “drive collaboration with customers to harness the many business opportunities that the energy transition and circular economy are providing.”

JM Catalyst Technologies makes high value specialty catalysts, additives and license process offerings within the methanol, ammonia and hydrogen markets. These help customers in the chemicals and energy industries improve energy efficiency, eliminate or lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce raw materials consumption and increase product longevity, according to the company. 

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