Dr Josef Ertl

Jozef ErtlDr Josef Ertl
Member of the Advisory Board
Vinnolit GmbH & Co. KG

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 played an active role in restructuring the chemical business at Hoechst. 

Dr Ertl joined Vinnolit in 1998 where he led the business units Monomers and Thermoplastics. In 2001, he joined the Management Board and as Managing Director and CEO led the transformation of Vinnolit into a global market leader in specialty PVC. Since November 2015, Dr Ertl consults Vinnolit as a Member of the Advisory Board, supporting the company in its strategic development.

Engaging actively in various roles in the trade bodies of the European plastics industry and German chemical industry, Dr Ertl served as the Chairman of Vinyl 2010 and VinylPlus, the association putting into practice the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry to sustainable development, from 2006 to 2008 and in 2011.