The supervisory board of BASF Coatings GmbH has appointed Eva Müller as managing director of BASF Coatings GmbH, Münster, effective May 1, 2011. Müller is currently vice president corporate communications at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen as well as head of the Wissensfabrik - Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V. She succeeds Dr. Helmut Rödder, who was managing director in Münster for four years. Dr. Rödder will assume the position of the BASF Group’s chief compliance officer effective June 1, 2011. Müller will be in charge of the human resources, finance, legal, taxation, IT, supply chain and logistics, purchasing, environmental protection and occupational safety departments.