21 February 2007 — Hexham (UK): Kaleel Zibe, owner of Multichem, has stepped down as managing director to pursue other interests.
Zibe said: "I’ve enjoyed working here immensely over the last 13 years, but have now decided to pursue other interests."
Rob Nirsimloo has been appointed as the new managing director, while Zibe will remain as owner.
Zibe added: "Rob has been a fellow director and the general manager of Multichem for many years and I’ve enjoyed working on strategy and running the business with him. I’m leaving the company in excellent hands: he’s a highly capable man and I have every faith in him to be able to take the company forward."