Lane to lead Strategic Marketing for BASF’s Polyurethanes
Successor of Ralph Schweens, who assumes new position for BASF in Mexico
Brussels, Belgium – April 1, 2009 – Kenneth T. Lane will assume responsibility for the Global Strategic Marketing Unit of BASF’s Polyurethanes division as Group Vice President, effective April 1. He succeeds Ralph Schweens, who has led the unit since 2005 and who will now become Managing Director of BASF in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Kenneth T. Lane has been with BASF’s Polyurethanes division since 2006 and was based at BASF Corporation in Wyandotte, Michigan, where he was responsible for BASF’s Polyurethanes Basic Products business in North America. He will now be located in Brussels, the global headquarters of BASF’s Polyurethanes division.
About BASF Polyurethanes
BASF is the leading supplier of polyurethane basic products, systems and specialties. With its global network of more than 30 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries.
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