Dr. Stefan Marcinowski, member of the board of executive directors of BASF SE, took over the chairmanship of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG on January 1, 2008. The Board elected him to succeed the former chairman, Dr. Andreas Kreimeyer.

Marcinowski joined BASF’s main laboratory in 1979 after completing his doctorate. In 1986, he joined the team led by the chairman of the board of executive directors. He became the senior vice president of the public relations department in 1988. In 1992, he took over managerial functions in Brazil. After returning to Germany, he was appointed president of the Plastic Foams & Reaction Resins division in 1995 before being nominated as a member of the board of executive directors in 1997.

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