Thomas Hartmann appointed as Managing Director of BASF Coatings GmbH
Münster.The Supervisory Board of BASF Coatings GmbH has appointed Thomas Hartmann as Managing Director and Industrial Relations Director of BASF Coatings GmbH, effective September 1, 2013. He succeeds Eva Müller who will assume a new position within the BASF Group.
In addition to his new tasks, Hartmann will continue to be global head of Human Resources at BASF Coatings. After obtaining a degree in law, he joined the BASF Group in 1993 and worked at BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen before taking on the management of Human Resources at BASF Coatings in April 2009.
Since July 1, 2013, Dr. Renate Bork-Brücken has been Site Manager of the Münster site. Her responsibilities include development of the German sites of BASF’s Coatings division. Bork-Brücken is a chemist and joined BASF in Münster in 1988. From 2007 to 2013, she headed the Human Resources department of BASF’s European Shared Service Center in Berlin.
Since March 2012, Dr. Markus Kamieth has been Chairman of the Management Board of BASF Coatings GmbH, BASF’s coatings business in Germany, and head of the globally operating Coatings division of the BASF Group.
The headquarters of BASF’s Coatings division are located at Münster. The site has 2,200 employees.
About the Coatings Division
In the Coatings division, BASF develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia Pacific region. In 2012 the Coatings Division of the BASF Group achieved global sales of nearly 3,0 billion Euros. The internet address is www.basf-coatings.com. You can download a copy of BASF customer magazine Coatings Partner from www.coatingspartner.com
About BASFBASF 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 with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 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.