group vice president, global business
unit performance chemicals for coatings,
plastics and specialties, BASF
Aktiengesellschaft, will take charge of
the automotive refinish business unit
of BASF Coatings AG, effective April 1.
At the same time, he will be appointed
managing director of BASF Coatings
S.A., based in Clermont, France. He
has been with BASF since 1984.