LEVERKUSEN, Germany - Bayer MaterialScience is getting a new head of Industrial Operations and Technology. Dr. Klaus Schäfer will assume global responsibility for this unit effective January 1, 2015. At the same time, he will become a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Schäfer, who previously served in other leadership roles at Bayer MaterialScience, will succeed Dr. Tony Van Osselaer, who is retiring after 34 years with the company.