Ketjen Appoints Henri Tausch as Chief Commercial Officer

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ketjen Corporation, a leader in catalyst and specialty chemicals manufacturing, today announces the appointment of Henri Tausch to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) effective June 24, 2024. 

In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Tausch will oversee and advance the company’s commercial strategy, and foster key partnerships to accelerate the company’s global growth trajectory.

“I am honored to join Ketjen and contribute to its continued success,” said Henri Tausch “It’s inspiring to see Ketjen’s dedication to innovation and customer excellence. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team to drive impactful initiatives that deliver value to our customers and stakeholders.”

“Henri has an extensive background and proven track record of delivering results and driving revenue growth. His experience in developing and implementing commercial and operational best practices and systems will be instrumental in advancing Ketjen’s position in the market and expanding its customer base,” said Michael Simmons, President, Ketjen.

Prior to joining Ketjen, Tausch was interim General Manager at Hexion for Latin America, where he led transformational activities that led to the organization’s commercial success. Tausch began his career at Honeywell, and since then has held executive roles throughout the U.S. and Europe in energy and industrial global businesses. Henri holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and has served in various executive board positions in several international markets.

About Ketjen
Ketjen is a provider of advanced catalyst solutions to leading producers in the petrochemical, refining and specialty chemicals industries. From fluidized catalytic cracking to clean fuels solutions to hydro-processing to organometallics and curatives, Ketjen delivers safe and reliable solutions that increase production performance and business value. A wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), Ketjen Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and serves global customers through operations in 27 markets. For more information, visit