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BASF appoints Stephen Jose Business Manager for Kaolin Clays, Americas

Published on 2007-05-22. Author : SpecialChem

CHARLOTTE, N.C., -- BASF has appointed Stephen Jose the Business Manager for Kaolin Clays, Americas in its Functional Polymers Regional Business Unit in North America, based in Charlotte, N.C.

Jose joined BASF in 1997 when BASF acquired the paper chemicals business of PPG. Over the next ten years he held various product, account and marketing management positions in the BASF Functional Polymers paper chemicals business. Prior to joining PPG, Jose worked as an engineer for Champion International in Bucksport, Maine.

Jose earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono.

Kaolin clays are used in a wide range of applications including paper, paints and coatings, concrete, rubber, adhesives, crop protection and cosmetics.

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. BASF employs more than 15,500 in North America and had sales of approximately $14.3 billion in 2006.

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 high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of €52.6 billion (approximately $66.1 billion) in 2006.

Source: BASF

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