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Raimar Jahn new head of BASF's Coatings division

Published on 2006-07-06. Author : SpecialChem

MÜNSTER. -- As of July 1, 2006, Raimar Jahn has assumed responsibility for BASF's Coatings Operating Division. In addition, Jahn will become Chief Executive Officer of BASF Coatings AG. In both positions, Jahn will succeed Jean-Pierre Monteny who retired on June 30, 2006.

Raimar Jahn new head of BASF's Coatings division

Raimar Jahn was born in Mainz, Germany, in 1958. He studied economics at the Hochschule der Bundeswehr, Hamburg. In 1985, Jahn joined BASF as Marketing and Sales Manager. After working for BASF's subsidiary Elastogran GmbH from 1988 to 1989, Jahn relocated to BASF Mexicana in 1989 to work in sales for polyurethanes and specialty chemicals. In 1997, he became Senior Vice President of BASF's automotive coatings business in North America and was based in Southfield, Michigan. Jahn was appointed President of BASF's Performance Polymers division in 2001.

BASF: A major international player in coatings

BASF Coatings AG belongs to the global Coatings division of the BASF Group. In 2005, the Coatings division achieved world sales of about €2.2 billion. 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

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