BASF has named Paul Whittleston as vice president for Automotive Refinish Coatings in North America, effective January 1, 2013. In his new role, Whittleston will be based in Southfield, Michigan.
Prior to this appointment, Whittleston served BASF as staff to the president of market and business development, North America. His career started in 1993 with Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the UK. He has also worked for Ciba’s Water & Paper Treatment Segment in Asia and Ciba’s Specialty Chemicals business in Tarrytown, New York as global head of marketing and new business development for the process and lubricant additives business. Following the integration of Ciba into BASF in 2009, he served as business manager for BASF’s fuels and refinery chemicals in North America.