Maurits van Tol to join Johnson Matthey as chief technology officer

Maurits van Tol to join Johnson Matthey as chief technology officer
Published: 20 August 2019 - 4 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
Maurits van Tol will be joining Johnson Matthey as chief technology officer with effect from 16 October 2019. Tol will be a member of the company’s group management committee reporting directly to Robert MacLeod, chief executive.

Tol joins Johnson Matthey from Borealis where he is currently senior vice president, innovation and technology. He has been responsible for shaping the circular economy business for Borealis as well as being part of the company’s management board responsible for their plastics business.

Tol has been a senior leader with Borealis since 2012 and before that spent 19 years with Royal DSM. He has a PhD in catalysis and an MSc in physical chemistry and catalysis, both from Leiden University, Netherlands.

Parts of Tol’s studies were also performed at the University of East Anglia, and UC Berkeley. He shares Johnson Matthey’s passion for science, having achieved 18 patents and 30 publications and he sits on a number of advisory boards for technology across the chemicals sector.

“I would like to welcome Maurits to Johnson Matthey. I am sure he will bring real energy and insight to help us shape Johnson Matthey's future and I wish him every success in his new role,” said MacLeod.

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