Christophe Beck Announced as Ecolab President
Christophe Beck will succeed Thomas Handley as Ecolab President and COO on 1 April 2019.
Beck, who served as a senior executive with Nestlé for 16 years prior to joining Ecolab in 2007, has held several, senior positions with the global water, hygiene, energy technologies, and support services company, including vice president and president of International Regions, executive vice president and president of global integration (under which he oversaw the acquisition and integration of Nalco), and senior vice president and general manager, Institutional Foodservice – North America.
Hadley, who has served as President and CEO for seven years, will oversee the spin-off of the company’s Energy Services upstream business into a stand-alone company until his retirement later this year.
Announcing Beck's appointment, Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab chairman and chief executive officer, said:
"Christophe has demonstrated strong leadership and success throughout his career at Ecolab.
"He has done a terrific job in each role bringing great energy, innovative thinking and excellent execution capabilities to every opportunity. He has driven product development and sales and service effectiveness, strengthened teams and built businesses for long-term success.
"We are confident he will lead the overall business with the same passion, commitment and results focus as he has in each of his prior responsibilities."