After an apprenticeship at the International Trade at Metallgesellschaft AG in Frankfurt, Olaf started his career at Synthomer in 1986. He has been in different sales functions responsible for the EU market and later for the global market, as a Business Manager for the Business Unit CCA (construction, coatings & adhesives). In 1997 he became responsible for the textile and nitrile rubber glove industry segment, where Synthomer is the global market leader. In 2007 Synthomer decided to establish a distribution department and Olaf was nominated for the new function. To begin with only for EMEA and as of 2011, following the” Polymer Latex” acquisition, on a global base.