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EMD Announces New President and CEO

By: Jeff Falk
Posted: November 10, 2006
EMD Chemicals Inc. announced the appointment of Meiken Krebs as president and CEO. Ms. Krebs will be responsible for EMD Chemicals, along with EMD Biosciences, Inc, and EMD Crop BioScience Inc.—all North American affiliates of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt. Ms. Krebs succeeds Douglas S. Brown.

“North America and, in particular, the U.S. represents one of the strongest economies in the world, and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt views this as a crucial market for our performance materials and life science products," said Walter W. Zywottek, executive board member, Merck KGaA. "I would like to thank Douglas Brown for his contributions to the success of EMD, and am confident that, under Meiken’s leadership, we will continue to bring value and innovation to our customers in North America.”

Krebs has been with Merck KGaA since 2003, serving as vice president of corporate auditing and risk management. Prior to joining Merck, she held various CFO positions with German and Italian companies.