SOUTHFIELD, MI – BASF has named Paul Whittleston Vice President for Automotive Refinish Coatings in North America, effective January 1, 2013. Whittleston will be based in Southfield, MI.  

Prior to this appointment, Whittleston served BASF as Staff to the President of Market and Business Development, North America. His career started in 1993 with Ciba Specialty Chemicals in the United Kingdom, and he worked in various divisions within Ciba until its integration into BASF in 2009, at which time he served as Business Manager for BASF’s Fuels & Refinery Chemicals in North America.