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BASF APPOINTS LIEBELT: Uwe Liebelt

January 16, 2006

BASF APPOINTS LIEBELT
TO LEAD INORGANICS
BASF has appointed Uwe Liebelt as the
head of the company’s
inorganics business
group in North
America, based in
Evans City, PA. He
replaced Uli
Bueschges who has
returned to BASF’s
headquarters in
Ludwigshafen,
Germany, to take
over responsibility for the company’s
global inorganic specialties business. In
his new assignment, Liebelt is responsible
for BASF’s inorganics value chain
and organization in North America that
includes an R&D center and production
hub in Evans City, PA.
Liebelt joined BASF in 1996 as the
head of a team in Ludwigshafen working
for BASF's global environmental
process development. Following a short
assignment in 2001 in BASF’s corporate
engineering unit, he was promoted to
manager, maintenance and engineering
for BASF’s synthesis gas plant at the
company’s Verbund manufacturing site
in Ludwigshafen. In 2002, Liebelt
became site controller for the
Ludwigshafen site. From 2003 through
2005, he served in BASF’s functional
polymers global operating division as
director for controlling and strategy