For Immediate Release
Pilar Franco, Ph.D. Promoted to President of Daicel Chiral Technologies Europe
Illkirch, France (Oct 1, 2021) – Daicel Chiral Technologies Europe is pleased to announce the promotion of Pilar Franco, Ph.D., to the position of President.
Dr. Franco has been with Chiral Technologies for 19 years, first as Product Manager, then Technical Manager, and recently in New Business Development.
Dr. Franco accepted this position upon the recent retirement of former president, Dieter Heckmann who joined the company in 1997. In her new role, Pilar will continue to function as Manager Technical Operations and key technical expert in chiral chromatography whilst also assuming the activities of President.
Dr. Franco earned her Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona, studying the preparation and use of polysaccharide derivatives as chiral stationary phases for HPLC. As a Marie Curie Fellow from the European Commission, she also performed postdoctoral work on chiral separations with Dr. W. Lindner at the University of Vienna.
About Daicel Chiral Technologies
Daicel Chiral Technologies is the global leader in enantioselective chromatography, serves pharmaceutical and other life science industries and offers the largest portfolio of chiral stationary phases (CSPs) and analytical and preparative chiral columns for the separation of racemic mixtures into single enantiomers. The company also provides analytical method development and custom separation services. The North and Latin American markets are served through Daicel Chiral Technologies (West Chester, Pa.), the European market through Daicel Chiral Technologies Europe (Illkirch, France), and the Asian market through Daicel Chiral Technologies India and Daicel Chiral Technologies China, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Daicel Corporation. Learn more at www.chiraltech.com and www.daicelchiraltech.cn.
Daicel Chiral Technologies Europe
Parc d’Innovation – 160, Bd Gonthier d’Andernach – CS 80140
67404 Illkirch Cedex, France
00 33 (0)3 88 79 52 00
Contact: Lorraine Evangelista, Manager, Marketing and Sales Services