Ralf Spettmann becomes head of the business unit for Pigments & Resins Europe
Ludwigshafen, Germany – Oct 22, 2012 - On October 1, 2012, Ralf Spettmann (47) was appointed Senior Vice President of the Pigments & Resins Europe business unit of BASF. Beforehand, he was Senior Vice President of the Fuel and Lubricant Solutions unit. In his new function, he will be in charge of the product families of pigments, resins and additives for the coating, paint, printing and packaging industry. The Pigments & Resins Europe unit is part of the Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF.
Spettmann succeeds Jan-Peter Sander, who has become head of the Personal Care Europe unit.
About BASF’s Dispersions and Pigments Division
BASF is the leading global supplier of raw materials for the coating and paint industry. The division Dispersions & Pigments combines all BASF offerings towards this industry. The portfolio encompasses pigments, resins, dispersions and a broad range of additives like light stabilizers and photo initiators. Further end-use industries include construction materials, adhesives, printing and packaging. Our portfolio is focused on environmentally friendly systems, such as low-VOC water-based coatings. More details to be found on the Internet: www.dispersions-pigments.basf.com
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com