BASF: The polyurethanes regional
business unit in North America has
made several appointments. Lori
Goucher has been named operations
manager, diphenylmethane diisocyanate
(MDI). Based at BASF’s
Geismar, LA site, Ms. Goucher succeeds
Jim Logan, who has retired.
Dave Beckwith has been named
capital program and technology manager,
polyurethanes, replacing Ms.
Goucher. Mr. Beckwith, who has been
with BASF for 16 years, had been
toluene diisocyanate (TDI) operations
engineer at the Geismar plant.
Bill Dieter has been named market
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