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Actega names new president of North American operations

April 6, 2023  By PrintAction Staff

Actega appoints Andrei Sotkeviciene as president of Actega North America and Carlos Mateluna as managing director of Actega do Brasil.

Sotkeviciene succeeds Mark Westwell, who is retiring after a long career with the company. Since joining Altana Group in 2014, Sotkeviciene has held key roles in Actega do Brasil, such as CFO and became managing director in 2019. Under his leadership, Actega’s business in Brasil has grown into one of the most successful regions within the division. Additionally, Sotkeviciene played a major role in combining the acquired businesses of Overlake and Premiata into Actega do Brasil.

Andrei Sotkeviciene said, “I am delighted to have been appointed as president of Actega North America. My focus will be on fostering innovative solutions and strong partnerships with all stakeholders. With the exceptional team we have in North America, we will strive to deliver high-quality products and services with a sustainability-driven approach. I am devoted to working closely with my colleagues to accomplish our objectives and maintain our position as an industry leader.”


“Andrei’s remarkable leadership skills have been proven during his tenure in Brazil. Despite a challenging economic environment, he has been instrumental in the success of Actega in Brazil. I have no doubt that he will bring a fresh, dynamic approach into his new role and continue to drive our growth trajectory in North America,” added Thorsten Kröller, president, Division Actega.

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