Christophe Cazabeau, Senior Vice President, has been appointed head of the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF’s Coatings division, which operates under the Chemetall brand. Effective August 1, he succeeds Dr. Martin Jung, who led the Chemetall business since 2017. Martin Jung has joined BASF’s Performance Materials division in Belgium.
Before assuming his current role, Christophe Cazabeau has overseen the post-merger integration project of the Engineering Plastics business of Solvay into the Performance Materials division of BASF. He studied Business administration at Sciences Po Paris, France, and holds a Master of Science in Engineering. He joined BASF in 2009 and held various senior positions of increasing responsibility within the group in France, Germany and overseas, including Business Manager of the BASF Coatings business in India. Christophe Cazabeau also held the position of Vice President Business management for the segment Industrial Applications of the Performance Materials division in EMEA.
About BASF’s Coatings division
The Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, decorative paints as well as applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries. The portfolio is completed by the “Innovation Beyond Paint” program which aims at developing new markets and businesses. We create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners’ needs all over the world. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2018, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.86 billion.
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At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.