Dr. Val Lieberman has been appointed Segment Head Industrial Components, effective as of 1 June 2013. He takes over the responsibilities from Ton Hurkmans, who will be concentrating on his primary role as Regional Managing Director NAFTA.
Dr. Lieberman will be responsible globally for all coating applications in General Industrial Components-, Aerospace- and Motorsports industries. He has been involved in thin film technology throughout his entire career and brings an extensive amount of experience as a Coating and Process Engineer, Vice President R&D, Project Manager and Business Development Manager for both coating services and coating equipment. Dr. Liebermann holds a PhD in Material Sciences from Technical University of Moskow and an MBA from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, USA.
Dr. Liebermann will assume his new responsibilities from the Ionbond Headquarters in Olten, Switzerland.