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The 9th Story

Dr. Reinhold Brand, Phil Munson, and the Evonik family understand first-hand the impact of domestic violence. In 2011, a production supervisor was visiting his girlfriend along with his son when her ex-boyfriend showed up.

The ex-boyfriend entered the home and shot and killed all three of them. Rocked by the loss of his friend and co-worker, Phil Munson, Hopewell Site Manager and Chairperson of The James House Board of Directors, was drawn even closer to the mission. Phil now has a strengthened conviction that his work in this field is essential.

Dr. Reinhold Brand, then Senior Vice President and General Manager of Evonik Corporation, believes that Evonik should support communities and nonprofit organizations in areas where Evonik has facilities because it is the right thing to do. He encourages employees at every level of the company to do the same.