Dr. Martin Jung Named Head of BASF’s Global Business Unit - Surface Treatment

Dr. Martin Jung, senior vice president of BASF, has been appointed head of the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF’s Coatings division, which comprises the Chemetall business acquired from Albermarle in December 2016.

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Dr. Martin Jung, senior vice president of BASF, has been appointed head of the global business unit Surface Treatment of BASF’s Coatings division, which comprises the Chemetall business acquired from Albermarle in December 2016. He succeeds Joris Merckx, who led the Chemetall business since 2007. Jung has overseen the integration of Chemetall into the BASF group.

Before assuming his current role, Jung led the Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe business unit of BASF’s Coatings division. He studied chemistry and mathematics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Jung received his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands.

Jung joined BASF in 2000 and held different management positions within the group in Germany and overseas, including senior vice president of Global Research Structural Materials and vice president of Marketing Amines, Europe.

The Coatings division of BASF develops, produces and markets automotive OEM and refinish coatings as well as decorative paints. In 2016, BASF acquired Chemetall, a global supplier of applied surface treatments for metal, plastic and glass substrates in a wide range of industries and end markets. 

For more information, visit basf-coatings.com.