published Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Wacker's China chief lands in Charleston

The former head of production for Wacker Chemical Corp. in China assumes management today of the company's $1.5 billion polysilicon plant that Wacker is building near Charleston, Tenn. Konrad Bachhuber, a chemist who has worked at Wacker for the past 22 years, has been appointed vice president of Wacker Polysilicon in Bradley County.

"Of primary importance and focus will be oversight of the startup production phase following completion of the plant's construction scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2013," Ingomar Kovar, president and CEO of Wacker Chemical Corp., said in an announcement Wednesday.

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