Marc Christian Köppe, current head of the Refinish Coatings business of BASF Coatings Services GmbH in Dortmund, will assume responsibility for the Business Management PCI Europe Unit, effective October 1, 2015.
Graduated in Business Administration, Marc Christian Köppe joined BASF in 2003. Before, he already worked in various functions in the Construction Chemicals division, which includes PCI, amongst others as Head of Marketing and Sales in China. Since 2012 he was head of the German Refinish Coatings business of BASF Coatings Services GmbH.
Marc Christian Köppe succeeds Clemens Bierig, who will assume a new position within BASF Coatings Services GmbH after eight years.
PCI Augsburg GmbH is part of the business unit Construction Chemicals of BASF and leader in the tile laying materials sector for specialist firms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition, the company supplies product systems for waterproofing, concrete protection and repair, as well as a complete product range for the soft flooring sector. PCI employs a staff of more than 700 and generated sales of over €220 million net in 2014. Further information about PCI on the Internet under www.pci-augsburg.de.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 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.