About Us

Polwax S.A. is the biggest in Poland and one of the European leaders in the paraffin market, producer and distributor of refined and renewable paraffin, waxes and products composed on the base of paraffin.

The company started its activity in January 2012, but its origins date back to 1999. For more than 20 years, thanks to a high and stable quality of products, the use of modern technology processes, the adjustment of the offer to individual needs of the customer as well as its own R&D facilities, Polwax S.A. has achieved a well-established position in many segments of the economy.

The company regularly amends its product portfolio, putting more emphasis on the development of products intended for industry, including products from the fertilisers market, food contact products in food production and packaging processes for foodstuffs, emulsions and waxes for wood and furniture industries, as well as plant protection products or formulas for the rubber industry.

The company focuses on the development of modern paraffin-based formulas for the industry, while not forgetting the importance of the candles and grave candles market. Therefore, for many years, Zakład Produkcji Świec i Zniczy located in Czechowice-Dziedzice has produced grave candles and table candles, as well as candles potted in containers of different shapes, sizes and colours.

Polwax S.A. thinks ecologically and cares about the environment. All installations and production processes have a low environmental impact. Thanks to access to its own laboratories, the company guarantees the production of good quality and safe products for the recipients of goods.

Vision and mission

What distinguishes Polwax S.A. on the paraffin market is its Polish origins, innovation, professionalism as well as its readiness for change and continuous development. The Company’s activities are directed in such a way that the company becomes the leader of innovative industrial paraffin-based formulas.

The mission of Polwax S.A. is to develop its portfolio of innovative paraffin products continuously and maintain a quality-stable offer. Through constant investments in new technologies and solutions, the company consistently meets customer needs. At the same time, it seeks to ensure the safety and satisfaction of its employees and takes care of the environment.

Integrated Management System

Implemented in POLWAX S.A. The scope of the integrated management system covers the requirements of the following standards:

  • PN-EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality management systems that provide the ability to deliver products and services that meet customer requirements
  • PN-EN ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems whose main task is to support environmental activities, to prevent and mitigate adverse environmental impacts of the company’s operations
  • PN-ISO 45001:2018-06 – OHS management systems to ensure continuous actions to improve the health and safety of workers, prevent incidents, including occupational accidents and diseases
  • PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-02 – General requirements for the operation of laboratories that confirm competence in the scope of measurements, tests and calibrations carried out. They ensure consistent performance standards (scope of accreditation No AB-391)

Company authorities

Management
Michał Mróz President of the Management Board
Robert Ruwiński Member of the Management Board

Michał Mróz is a graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice, with a specialization in International Economic Relations (graduated in 1997). In 2001, he completed Postgraduate Studies in Accounting at the Higher Banking School in Poznań. He holds a certificate in Financial Management obtained in 2011 from the Accounting Development Foundation and a qualification certificate for running accounting offices issued by the Ministry of Finance in 2002.

He began his professional career as a Financial and Administrative Manager at SFA Polska Sp. z o.o. and was associated with the company from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he held the position of Director of Management and Logistics at Castorama Polska Sp. z o.o., and then from 2004 to 2005, he worked as a Senior Specialist at King Service Group Sp. z o.o. From 2005 to 2011, he held the position of Managing Director at Sewera Polska Chemia. In the subsequent years from 2011 to 2013, he was associated with Lentex S.A., where he started as the Controlling Department Manager in 2011 and then took on the role of Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board from 2011 to 2013. In the period from 2013 to 2014, he worked at Farmacol S.A. as the Chief Operating Officer, and in 2014, he worked as an Interim Manager (external consultant) at Allianz Poland Group. From 2014 to 2019, he served as the President of the Management Board and CEO of Gamrat S.A. From 2019 until September 2023, he worked at Regamet Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. as the CEO. Since September 25, 2023, he has been serving as the President of the Management Board and CEO of Polwax S.A.

In the years 2012 to 2014, he was a Member of the Supervisory Board of Novita S.A., and then from 2016 to 2017, he served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Baltic Wood S.A. In the subsequent years, he held the position of Member of the Supervisory Board at PIK S.A. (2017 - 2019), WEC Law Firm (2020 - 2021), and Prymus S.A. (2021 - 2022).

Robert Ruwiński is a graduate of the Krakow University of Economics, majoring in Management and Marketing with a specialization in Accounting (graduation year 1996). In 2004, he completed postgraduate studies at the Rzeszow University of Technology in the field of Management Information Systems and Computer Science. He holds a qualification certificate from the Minister of Finance, No. 14207/99, confirming his qualifications for professional accounting services. He has completed courses for financial directors, controlling studies, company finance, advanced Chief Accountant course, as well as other courses related to controlling, managerial accounting, and accounting.

He began his professional career as a Senior Clerk at the Tax Office in Jasło (1997). Then he joined Gamrat S.A., holding various positions: Independent Accountant (1997–1999), Economic Specialist (1999), Controller, Specialist Controller (1999–2005), and Head of the Controlling Department from 2005 to 2010. From 2010 to 2017, he held the position of Director of Economic and Financial Affairs, simultaneously serving as a Proxy until 2011, and then as a Member of the Board until 2017. From 2018 to 2023, he worked at "Gamrat WPC" Sp. z o.o. as the General Director - President of the Board.

From 2012 to 2014, he served on the Supervisory Board of Plast-Box S.A. from Słupsk, from 2013 to 2015 he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Devorex EAD based in Bulgaria, and then from 2015 to 2016, he served as a Member of the Supervisory Board at Baltic Wood S.A.

Supervisory Board
Wojciech Hoffmann Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Anna Wojciechowska Vice Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
Krzysztof Wydmański Member of the Supervisory Board
Michał Wnorowski Member of the Supervisory Board
Adam Łanoszka Member of the Supervisory Board

Wojciech Hoffmann is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Roman Philology. He has completed numerous training courses in the scope of management, sales, and communication.

Between 2011 and december 2021 held the function of Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of „Lantex” S.A. with its registered office in Lubliniec. Since december 2021 has been a Member of the Management Board and the Director for Restructuring and Strategic Investments at „Lantex” S.A.

He initially acquired his professional experience at Intermarché, where he pursued his professional career in the role of a translator to Commercial Director between 1995 and 1999. Subsequently, between 1999 and 2005, he worked in Castorama Polska, where he held the following positions: Director of the Hypermarket, Regional Director, Director of the Brico-Depot Project, and served as a member of the Board of Directors. Between 2005 and 2009, he joined Epicentr in Kyiv, where he served as Executive Director for Trade and Network Operations and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Between 2009 and 2017, he ran his own company named Consulting WH Wojciech Hoffmann, providing consultancy services on an international scale to improve the concept of construction hypermarkets and create a chain of stores, review managerial staff, evaluation and development of the product range.

He has extensive experience in performing functions in supervisory boards, among many, in “Baltic Wood” S.A. with its registered office in Jasło, “Gamrat” S.A. with its registered office in Jasło, Novita S.A. with its registered office in Zielona Góra and Przedsiębiorstwo Tworzyw Sztucznych “Plast-Box” S.A. with its registered office in Słupsk.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Wojciech Hoffmann fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.

Anna Wojciechowska graduated with a specialization in Finance and Accounting from the University of Economics in Katowice (graduation year 2008).

She has also completed numerous training programs in the field of balance sheet and tax law, as well as management. She holds the qualifications of a Certified Auditor.

Since January 2022, she has been serving as a Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer at Lentex S.A. Company.

She has been employed at Lentex Company since December 2017, initially as the Deputy Chief Accountant, and from April 2018 as the Chief Accountant.

From 2008 to 2017, she worked at BDO Sp. z o.o., progressing from Assistant to Senior Manager positions.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Wojciech Hoffmann fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.

Krzysztof Wydmański obtained his education at the University of Economics in Katowice, Faculty of Management, in the field of Business Management (1996).

Since 2014, Krzysztof Wydmański has held the function of Managing Director of Firma Handlowo – Usługowa Leszek Sobik – Grupa Unia Handlowa. Since 2018, I have been working at the WAPIENICA Saw and Tools Factory, initially as a Board Member, and as of 2023, I hold the position of CEO.

At the beginning of his professional career and for the years to come, he was involved in trade - between 1994 and 1995, he worked as a sales representative at Kongres S.C. (Pepsico dealer), from 1996 to 1997 at Colgate Palmolive Poland Sp. z o.o., and then from 1997 to 1999 as Area Sales Manager. In the period from 1999 to 2003, he served as District Manager in Kompania Piwowarska S.A. Tyskie Browary Książęce. From 2003 to 2004, he worked at Brau Union Polska Sp. z o.o. as Sales

Manager and Depo Manager, and from 2004 to 2005 as National Sales Manager (Ukraine) at Reporter Sp. z o.o. In subsequent years he associated his professional career with MPT Łakoć, in which he served as Commercial Director in the years 2006–2008, and then in 2008–2014, he served as Director General at MPT Łakoć Grupa MPT Sp. z o.o.

Since 2017 he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of “Lentex S.A.” based in Lubliniec, a company listed on a regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Krzysztof Wydmański fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.
He serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He has partial knowledge of the industry in which the Company operates.

Michał Wnorowski is a graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics in the field of Management and Marketing, and completed post-graduate studies at the Kraków University of Economics for the employees of the PZU Group in the field of insurance and management.

Active on the financial market since 1995. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Investment Director Managing the PZU Group Long-Term Equity Portfolio, where he was responsible for the largest equity investment projects and for coordinating investments in this asset class across the whole PZU Group. Earlier, he was the director of the analysis and corporate governance team at the PZU Group, responsible for the analysis and selection of companies for investment portfolios and for supervising portfolio companies (2005–2011).

He developed his professional career: (i) in PZU S.A. – Financial Investment Office as debt securities market analyst, (ii) in Fidea Management Sp. z o.o. – managing company of NFI Foksal S.A. as financial analyst in the division of Restructuring and Ownership Supervision, (iii) in PZU S.A. – Financial Investment Office as Main Specialist in Management of the Equity Portfolio Department.

Michał Wnorowski is an expert in the field of corporate governance. He is experienced in investment project management, market analysis, business analysis and valuation, securities portfolio management, and supervision over merger and acquisition processes. Member of the Association of Independent Non-Executive Directors.

Currently an independent member of supervisory boards and a member of audit committees of stock exchange listed companies: PKP Cargo, Alumetal, Medicalgorithmics. Earlier, he was a member of supervisory boards and audit committees of companies: Arteria, Voxel, Develia, Robyg, Enter Air, EMC Instytut Medyczny, Braster, Travelplanet.pl, Elektrobudowa, Armatura Kraków, ARM Property.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Michał Wnorowski fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.

Adam Łanoszka is a graduate of the Kraków University of Economics, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Economics in the field of Finance and Banking (graduation year: 1999). In 2004, he also graduated from the same university in post-graduate studies in accounting and finance. He holds a certificate of the Authorized Advisor in ASO (No. 93/2011) issued in 2011 by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw S.A. and a certificate from the Ministry of Finance (No. 8562/2004) authorising to provide bookkeeping services.

Adam Łanoszka began his career in the financial department in Telekomunikacja Polska S.A., where he was employed for 10 years as a chief financial planner, being responsible for the company’s financial liquidity. He has gained professional experience working with financial market institutions: between 2010 and 2011, he served as Vice President of the Management Board at Taurus Sp. z o.o., in the years 2012–2013 as Chairman of the Management Board of RUNICOM Corporate Finanse Sp. z o.o. and during the same period of time as Chairman of the Management Board of Venturion Investment Fund S.A. Between 2008 and 2010, he advised the Management Board of InvestConGroup S.A., which was quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, whose scope of activity covers, among many, areas of financial investment and advisory. Since March 2022, he has been the President of the Management Board at Prymus S.A.

Adam Łanoszka held the function of a member of the Supervisory Board of Invest Consulting S.A. and the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Prymus S.A. from 2013 to february 2022. He is currently a member of the Supervisory Board in Mr Hamburger S.A. (since 2014), Gamrat S.A. (since 2018) and has been actively involved in capital market projects.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Adam Łanoszka does not meet the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.