BASF Coating New president of coating division
Germany – Dirk Bremm is the new president of BASF’s Coatings division, effective April 1, 2017. He succeeds Dr. Markus Kamieth, who was appointed to the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. Kamieth had led the Coatings division since 2012.
Bremm earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Leipzig, Germany. He joined BASF in 2000 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. After holding different positions in various segments of BASF Group – including head of Business Management Polyamide and Intermediates Europe in Ludwigshafen, and vice president of BASF Coatings Solutions in Tultitlán, Mexico – Bremm served as senior vice president for Construction Chemicals Americas in Beachwood, Ohio, USA.
According to the company, the Coatings division of BASF is a global expert in the development, production and marketing of innovative and sustainable automotive OEM and refinish coatings, industrial coatings and decorative paints. They create advanced performance solutions and drive performance, design and new applications to meet our partners’ needs all over the world, BASF says. BASF shares skills, knowledge and resources of interdisciplinary and global teams for the benefit of customers by operating a collaborative network of sites in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific. In 2016, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about €3.2 billion.
In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a leading global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. With this expansion in portfolio, BASF becomes a more complete solution provider for coatings.