Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No.4, July 1999

1999, Vol. 21
No. 4 (July)
.. 40th Council Meeting
.. IUPAC Activities
.. Reports from Symposia
.. Highlights from the Web
.. Report of 1998 Accounts
.. New Books and Publications
.. Provisional Recommendations
.. Awards
.. Conference Announcements
.. Conferences

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Chemistry International
Vol. 21, No. 4
July 1999

40th IUPAC Council Meeting


Free University, Berlin, Germany, 13-14 August 1999

Election of Officers and Bureau Members: Treasurer

Vice President
Secretary General
..Dr. Christoph Buxtorf
Bureau—Four Vacancies (Minimum)

Dr. Christoph Buxtorf (Switzerland)

Dr. Christoph Buxtorf, born in 1937, studied chemical engineering in Burgdorf and finalized his education in 1965 in chemistry at the University in Fribourg, Switzerland. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow of the National Research Council of Canada at McGill University in Montreal.

In 1966, Dr. Buxtorf started with Sandoz Ltd. as a development chemist in the process research group of the Chemical Division. He then undertook leading assignments in the Investment Planning and Manufacturing departments. In 1980, Dr. Buxtorf became Plant Manager of Fair Lawn Chemical Manufacturing Operations. In 1981, he was assigned Head of all Manufacturing and Logistics Operations in the Colors and Chemicals Division in the United States. After his return to Switzerland, Dr. Buxtorf became responsible for the production of chemicals in Muttenz. In 1987, he became Head of Global Production and Manufacturing Logistics Operations for Sandoz Agro.

With the merger of Ciba and Sandoz to form Novartis, Dr. Buxtorf became Head of the Production and Technology Division of Novartis Crop Protection. He is a member of the Executive Committee and president of some of the boards in Novartis Crop Protection.


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