BASF Names New President of Coatings Division
Global chemical company BASF issued a press release last week naming Uta Holzenkamp as its new President of the company’s Coatings division, effective Jan. 1.
Holzenkamp joined BASF in 1997 where she worked in the pharmaceutical research department. After several years at the company’s headquarters in Germany and abroad, in 2018 she was named senior vice president of global fuel and lubricant solutions, within BASF’s Performance Chemicals division.
BASF reports that Holzenkamp studied organic chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany, the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the Ohio State University. In 1996, she received her PhD from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.
In her new role, Holzenkamp will oversee some 11,000 employees at the division’s more than 70 sites.
Her predecessor, Dirk Bremm, who has headed the Coatings division since April 2017, has taken over as CEO of a separate mobile emissions catalysts, automotive catalysts recycling and associated precious metal services entity.
BASF plans to select a new representative entity for BASF Automotive Catalysts and Recycling with a distinct legal entity structure. The position will be headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey.