Key Changes in IHS Chemical Week

July 13, 2009 - New York, NY

BASF has named Gerry Podesta v.p./polyurethanes for North America. Podesta was previously v.p./coatings and plastic chemicals in North America for BASF. He replaces Bill Bernstein, who is retiring on July 17.

Matthias L. Wolfgruber has been reappointed CEO of Altana. Wolfgruber joined Altana in 2002 and was first appointed CEO in 2007. The company’s board approved his reappointment ahead of schedule.

Dow Chemical has named Victor Dean general manager of its Dow Roofing Systems subsidiary. Dean previously served as global marketing and business development director in Dow’s building and construction unit.

BASF Crop Protection has appointed Paul Rea as director/U.S. Crop Business. Rea succeeds Nevin McDougall, who was promoted to his current role as group v.p./North America Crop Protection in February.

Michael Brandmeier has been appointed senior vice president for Toray Plastics America. He will continue to serve as general manager of Toray’s Torayfan division, in addition to his new responsibilities. Brandmeier will also join the company’s board of directors.

Sophie Fouillat will take over as v.p./investor relations for Arkema effective September 1.

Christoph Bornhorn has been appointed managing director of the German Plastics Converters Association.

Danisco has appointed Jeffrey Hogue v.p./corporate sustainable development.

Arthur D. Little has named Joseph L. Coote as the firm’s new leader for the global energy and chemicals practice. Coote most recently headed the chemical and petroleum practice at CRA International.

BP has appointed Carl-Henric Svanberg, currently CEO of the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, to replace Peter Sutherland as chairman.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Denise Creedon v.p./institutional advancement. Creedon will work to increase support for CHF’s activities.

Link to IHS Chemical Week

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