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BASF appoints Peterson as National Accounts Manager, Urethane Chemicals

Published on 2006-02-01. Author : SpecialChem

WYANDOTTE, Mich. -- BASF has appointed James C. Peterson as National Accounts Manager for the company's Urethane Chemicals business in North America.

Peterson is now responsible for sales of BASF's urethane chemicals for coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers applications in the United States. He has been with BASF for five years, most recently as Regional Product Manager for BASF's Automotive OEM Coatings business in North America before assuming his new position. Peterson has also worked for The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minn., and Hormel Foods, Austin, Minn., in various business administration positions before joining BASF.

Peterson has a master's of business administration degree in marketing and finance from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and bachelor's degrees in economics and Spanish from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

BASF's Urethane Chemicals business supplies the raw materials toluene diisocyanate (TDI), diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and polyether polyols that serve the needs of customers in the construction, flexible foam, rigid insulation, appliance, furniture, packaging, transportation, commercial adhesives and sealants, and foundry industries, among others.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.® BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Rated in FORTUNE magazine as America's Most Admired Chemical Company, we employ about 10,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $11 billion in 2004.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF's intelligent solutions and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. In 2004, BASF had approximately 82,000 employees and posted sales of more than $50 billion. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA), New York (BF) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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