Bayer Technology Services


Dr. Dirk Van Meirvenne

Managing Director
Dr. Dirk Van Meirvenne is the Managing Director of Bayer Technology Services gmbH (BTS) effective June 1st, 2010.

Dr. Van Meirvenne was born on September 19, 1963 in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, and studied polymer chemistry at the University of Ghent, Belgium. In 1990 he joined Bayer Antwerpen N.V., Belgium, where he worked in titanium dioxide production until 1997, latterly as plant manager. He subsequently transferred to the plastics unit where he was responsible for polycarbonate production in Antwerp until 2001. Van Meirvenne subsequently served as site manager in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, which at that time was being expanded to become Bayer’s largest production center for polycarbonates in Asia.

Just over a year later he was appointed Head of Global Operations, Polycarbonates at Bayer Polymers in Krefeld-Uerdingen. When Bayer MaterialScience was formed in 2004, he was appointed Global Head of Production and Technology in the Polycarbonates business unit. Since 2007 Van Meirvenne has served as Global Head of Production and Technology, Isocyanates, at Bayer MaterialScience in Leverkusen. In this capacity he was responsible for the construction of the MDI and TDI facilities in Caojing near Shanghai, China.

Van Meirvenne is married and has three children.


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