Bayer announces General Manager for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) materials business

Spring, Texas, April 8, 2015 — Bayer MaterialScience LLC (http://www.polyurethanes.bayer.com/) has appointed Bill Brengel as the general manager for the spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation and roofing materials business. In this role, Brengel will lead the sales, customer service, product and application development, and manufacturing groups with a focus on excellence and profitable growth. Under Bill’s guidance, Bayer will remain an active participant in key industry initiatives and organizations to help promote SPF as the insulation of choice for residential and commercial construction projects.

Brengel has over 25 years of operations and business leadership experience in industries such as chemicals, plastics and building materials. He also has deep experience in business strategy and organizational growth, and has led various business improvement initiatives focused on operational excellence, quality and customer satisfaction. He has joined forces with a strong, experienced and dedicated team of professionals in one of the SPF industry’s preeminent and recognizable organizations.

“Bill has an excellent combination of strategy and process,” commented Jerry MacCleary, President of Bayer MaterialScience NAFTA region. “His hands-on work ranges from production, to sales and marketing, and overall health of the business. He is extremely goal oriented with a constant focus on quality. With his experience, Bill will be a champion for both our customers and our internal team.”

Brengel earned a mechanical engineering degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a business degree from Coe College. He has served on a variety of boards and industry associations.

Brengel can be reached directly at bill.brengel@bayer.com or 800-221-3626.

About Bayer MaterialScience:

With 2014 sales of EUR 11.7 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. Bayer MaterialScience has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 14,200 people at the end of 2014. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company. Sustainability is central to the company‘s business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Bayer Contact:

Martha Vandamme, Phone: 281-825-4783
martha.vandamme@bayer.com

For more information about spray polyurethane foam product families from Bayer MaterialScience LLC, call 1-800-289-8272 or visit http://www.polyurethanes.bayer.com/.

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