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Dr. Peter Steiert appointed Group Vice President of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business

Published on 2005-07-13. Author : SpecialChem

Münster -- Dr. Peter Steiert, previously Director of European Business Management for thermoplastic polyurethanes at the BASF Group company Elastogran GmbH, has moved to BASF Coatings AG on July 1, 2005 to become Group Vice President of the Industrial Coatings business. This business unit had been managed temporarily by Jean-Pierre Monteny, CEO of BASF Coatings AG, in addition to his other tasks.

Dr. Peter Steiert

Dr. Peter Steiert was born in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) in 1956. He studied chemistry in Freiburg and joined BASF Aktiengesellschaft in 1987, starting his career in technical plastics research. In 1991 he moved to thermoplastics application engineering. After that, Steiert was BASF's Ultradur product manager in the Ultraplast marketing department for seven years. He then joined the regional marketing group for technical plastics in Singapore (1998 to 2000) and later on the Ultramid business management group (2000 to 2001). In 2001, Steiert moved to the BASF Group company Elastogran.

BASF : A major international player in coatings

BASF Coatings AG belongs to the global Coatings Division of the BASF Group. In 2004 the Coatings Division achieved world sales of 2.0 billion euros. The Coatings Division develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints, and also the processes needed to apply them. In this business, eco-efficient water-based, powder and high-solids coatings as well as radiation-curable systems play a special part. In Brazil, the company has been successful in the decorative paints market for years and holds the leading position. BASF has a major, global presence in the Coatings sector, with significant market positions in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia/Pacific region, for example with affiliates in Australia, China, India, Japan, and the Philippines.

Source: BASF Coatings AG

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