The Board of Directors of Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland, has appointed Dr. Peter Krebser to head the company’s Corporate Operations and to serve as a member of its Group Management, be-ginning July 1, 2004. Bruno Wälti who held these positions until now opted for early retirement by mid-year.

Dr. Peter Krebser has a doctorate in chemistry from the ETH in Zurich. Since 1972 he has served in executive operations, production and logistics positions of leading international pharmaceutical and polymer companies (Lonza, Sandoz and Novartis). He is currently Director of Global Operations at Vantico, a company producing polymer specialties.