MÜNSTER, Germany - The Supervisory Board of BASF Coatings GmbH has appointed Thomas Hartmann Managing Director and Industrial Relations Director of BASF Coatings GmbH. He succeeds Eva Müller who will assume a new position within the BASF Group.

In addition to his new tasks, Hartmann will continue to be global head of Human Resources at BASF Coatings. He joined BASF Group in 1993 and worked at BASF’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, before taking on the management of Human Resources at BASF Coatings in April 2009.