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Muenster, Germany, 2014/01/31 - Effective February 1, 2014, Dr. Christiane Weiser-Zimmermann has been named head of Global Communications at BASF’s Coatings division - BASF-Coatings.com. DE000BASF111
She succeeds Dr. Martin Rissmann, who became head of the Global Communications unit at the Performance Materials division on January 1, 2014. Weiser-Zimmermann joins BASF from U.S. chemical company DuPont, where she held several communication positions.
Dr. Christiane Weiser-Zimmermann earned a Ph.D. in historical geography, history and urban planning in 1990 and worked at the Office of Historic Urban and Landscape Research in Bonn and the Office for Archeology of the State of Saxony in Dresden. In 1997, she became the press officer at Herberts, a paint manufacturer based in Wuppertal. After DuPont acquired Herberts, she held various communications positions at the U.S. chemical company and starting in 2006, was the leader of Issues & Crisis Programs EMEA.
Dr. Martin Rissmann studied political science, history and German literature at the universities of Bonn and Oxford. After completing his studies, he worked as a research staff member at the German Federal Chancellery and at the German Bundestag. In 1994, he joined BASF, where he assumed responsibility for Public Affairs and Political Communications. In 1998, Rissmann transferred to BASF Corporation in Mount Olive, New Jersey. He became head of the Global Communications unit of BASF's Coatings division in 2003.
About the Coatings Division
In the Coatings Division, BASF (basf-coatings.com) develops, produces and markets a high-quality range of innovative automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinishes and industrial coatings as well as decorative paints. BASF has significant market positions in the Coatings sector in Europe, North America, South America and the Asia Pacific region. In 2012 t he Coatings Division of the BASF Group achieved global sales of nearly €3 billion. You can download a copy of BASF customer magazine Coatings Partner from coatingspartner.com/.
BASF (basf.com) is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).