BASF has appointed Markus Kamieth business director for its global acrylic monomers and superabsorbent business unit covering North and South America. The business unit is located in the company’s Charlotte Technical Center in North Carolina. He replaces Frithjof Netzer who is returning to BASF’s Ludwigshafen site to a new assignment as director of procurement. Kamieth joined BASF’s specialty and process chemicals research center in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in 1999, serving in several research positions. Most recently he served as global business manager for the company’s inorganics business.