Obtaining a degree and doctorate in chemistry, Dr. Josef Ertl began his professional career at Hoechst AG. After assignments in research and development, in production and various staff functions, he became global production manager for inorganic chemistry in the Hoechst Group before assuming overall responsibility for the chlorine chemistry business. He joined Vinnolit in 1998, where he has been in charge of the monomers and thermoplastics business units. In 2001, he joined the management board and became CEO of Vinnolit. Engaging actively in various roles in the trade bodies of the European plastics industry, Josef Ertl served as the Chairman of Vinyl 2010 from April 2006 to December 2008. Jozef Ertl is the chairman of VinylPlus since April 2016.