On October 1, 2015, Dr. Klaus Welsch (52) will take over as President, Engineering & Maintenance, BASF SE. He succeeds Dr. Volker Knabe (59), who will retire effective September 30, 2015.
Dr. Albert Heuser (60), President, Greater China & Functions Asia Pacific, BASF (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai, will retire effective December 31, 2015. Dr. Stephan Kothrade (48), President of BASF-YPC and Managing Director of Nanjing Verbund Site, BASF-YPC Company Ltd., Nanjing, will succeed Heuser as President effective January 1, 2016.
Dr. Friedrich Seitz (60), President, European Site & Verbund Management, Ludwigshafen, will retire effective December 31, 2015. Dr. Uwe Liebelt (49), President, Project BASF 4.0, Ludwigshafen, will succeed Seitz effective January 1, 2016.
Dr. Ulrich von Deessen (59), President, Environment, Health & Safety, Ludwigshafen, will retire effective February 29, 2016. Dr. Beate Ehle (52), who was President, Market & Business Development North America, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, until April 2015, will succeed von Deessen effective March 1, 2016.
Dr. Wolfgang Hapke (59), President, Human Resources, Ludwigshafen, will retire effective February 29, 2016. Dr. André Becker (46), President, Regional Functions North America, BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey, will succeed Hapke effective March 1, 2016.
Manfredo Rübens (52), President, Finance, Ludwigshafen, will succeed Becker effective January 1, 2016. Marc Ehrhardt (47), Senior Vice President, Mobile Emissions Catalysts, BASF Corporation, Iselin, New Jersey, will, as President, succeed Rübens effective December 1, 2015.
Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a specialty material solutions provider, announced it has initiated an information and consultation process with the Works Council of Trinseo Deutschland GmbH regarding the potential closure of its styrene monomer production site in Boehlen, Germany.
H.B. Fuller Company announced that Celeste Mastin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Jim Owens as H.B. Fuller’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 4, 2022. Upon assuming the role, Mastin will also join the Company’s Board of Directors, replacing Owens, who will be retiring.
New LyondellBasell CEO Peter Vanacker, who joined the company from Neste in May, today named his senior executive team and outlined organizational changes, including creation of a circular and low-carbon solutions business. All changes will be effective 1 October.