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BASF names Gerry Podesta as Group Vice President, Polyurethanes, in North America

Published on 2009-07-02. Author : SpecialChem

WYANDOTTE, MI -- BASF announced that it has appointed Gerry Podesta as Group Vice President, Polyurethanes, in North America. He is based in Wyandotte, Michigan. Most recently, Mr. Podesta served as Group Vice President, Coatings and Plastic Chemicals, in North America. He replaces Bill Bernstein who retires from BASF on July 17.

Mr. Podesta joined BASF in 2003, after 20 years with General Electric, where he was Vice President and General Manager, GE Plastics Americas. He also held positions at General Electric in technical development, marketing and general management, serving the Consumer and Electronics, and Automotive markets.

Mr. Podesta earned a bachelor's degree in plastics engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.5 billion in 2008.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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