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Bremm Named BASF Coatings President

Friday, April 7, 2017

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A company veteran will be taking the helm as president of the Coatings division of chemical company BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany).

The global firm announced this week that Dirk Bremm will take over the Coatings position. Bremm, who has spent nearly two decades with BASF, was appointed to the position on April 1.

Bremm succeeded Markus Kamieth, who had led the company's Coatings division since 2012. Kamieth has been appointed to the BASK SE Board of Executive Directors.

About Bremm

Bremm joined BASF in 2000 in Ludwigshafen, Germany and moved up the ranks throughout the years holding various positions, including vice president of BASF Coatings Solutions Mexico and vice president of Construction Chemicals Retail Europe.

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Dirk Bremm (pictured) succeeded Markus Kamieth as Coatings division president on April 1.

Most recently, however, in 2013 he was appointed senior vice president of Construction Chemicals Americas.

Bremm studied business management at the University of Trier, in Germany; Dublin City University, in Ireland; and ITSEM, in Mexico. He earned his master’s in business administration at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Germany.

About the Coatings Division

The BASF Coatings division has a network of global sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. The division develops, produces and markets decorative paints, industrial coatings sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings.

Most recently, in 2016, the division achieved global sales of $3.4 billion and acquired Chemetall, a global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates.

   

Tagged categories: BASF; Business management; Business matters; Coatings; Coatings raw materials manufacturers; Personnel; Personnel changes

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