● Bayer AG.: Klaus Kühn, head of
finance, and Richard Pott, general
manager of the specialty products
business group, will join Bayer AG’s
board of management effective May 1.
Dr. Pott will be responsible for strategy
and human resources on the board
of the future holding company. Mr.
Kühn will be responsible for finance,
succeeding Werner Wenning who will
take over as chairman of the board of
management. Manfred Schneider, currently
chairman of the board, will
move to the supervisory board.
In addition, the management board
will have two other members: Udo
Oels, responsible for technology and
environment, and Werner Spinner,
who will hold marketing, regions and
Attila Molnar will become president
of Bayer Corporation in Pittsburgh, PA,
Bayer’s U.S. subsidiary and senior
Bayer executive for the U.S.
The Bayer board of management
has appointed Ulrich Koemm chairman
of the board of Bayer Chemicals
AG, which will consist of the basic and
fine chemicals and specialty products
business groups, plus the two subsidiaries
H. C. Starck and Wolff
Walsrode. The chairman of the board of
Bayer Polymers AG, with its plastics,
rubber, polyurethanes and coatings
and colorants operations, will be Hagen
Noerenberg, who has been general
manager of the polyurethanes business
group since the beginning of this year.