Fernando d’Andrea to succeed Jim Boehm as vice president and general plant manager of the South Deerfield facility
Boehm to head Covestro’s specialty films global product management in Dormagen, Germany
Pittsburgh, February 10, 2021 — Effective January 5, 2021, Covestro LLC welcomed Fernando d’Andrea as the new vice president and general plant manager of its South Deerfield, MA facility, which manufactures plastic specialty films. d’Andrea succeeds Jim Boehm, who has taken on a new product management role at the Covestro site in Dormagen, Germany.
d’Andrea joined Bayer’s material science business (now Covestro) in 2000 as an application and development engineer at their facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since then, he has gained extensive manufacturing and commercial experience, taking on positions of increasing responsibility at sites in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Leverkusen, Germany, and Pittsburgh, PA. In 2017. d’Andrea assumed his most recent role as Managing Director of Covestro operations in Brazil as well as head of marketing and sales for Covestro’s polyurethane business in Latin America.
d’Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“It is truly an honor to be back in the United States and to take on this new role. I’m looking forward to working with such a highly respected team at our South Deerfield site,” said d’Andrea. “Under Jim’s leadership, the South Deerfield site has sustained a strong manufacturing presence in the region and active community engagement. I’m grateful for the opportunity to build on that reputation moving forward.”
Boehm began his new role in Dormagen, Germany on January 1, 2021.
“It has been an honor and a privilege leading the Covestro South Deerfield manufacturing team. I take comfort in knowing the site is in good hands under Fernando’s capable leadership,” said Boehm.
About Covestro LLC:
Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business, which is among the world’s largest polymer companies with 2019 sales of EUR 12.4 billion. 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, construction, wood processing and furniture, electrical and electronics, and healthcare industries. Other sectors include sports and leisure, cosmetics and the chemical industry itself. Covestro has 30 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,200 people at the end of 2019.
Find more information at www.covestro.us.
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