TIB Chemicals hires George Balmforth as Business Unit Director

Following the retirement of Rainer Kuprion, George Balmforth took over as Business Unit Director for Coating Systems at TIB Chemicals in January 2024. 38-year-old George was born in London and grew up in Germany.

He holds both German and British nationalities. After having obtained a degree in International Business and Economics, he began a career in coatings with a heavy focus on commercial ship and superyacht new builds and refit projects, later branching out into renewable energy projects. After 11 years in the applicator segment in project management, he moved into a sales management role, where he led a cross-border team for a large chemicals and coatings manufacturer for the last 6 years, before joining TIB Chemicals in January.

“I feel the solid market share and loyal customer base built by my predecessor, Rainer Kuprion, is a fantastic foundation to build on. We intend to build, grow and protect our current markets, but also explore future opportunities within the protective coatings and energy segments,” he announced upon his appointment.

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