BASF Appoints Michael Baier To Lead Battery Materials Business Shanghai
As Senior Vice President, Battery Materials, Catalysts Division, Baier will focus on further expanding the business and supporting BASF’s customers and partners globally
BASF has appointed Dr. Michael Baier to lead its global Battery Materials business within the company’s Catalysts division, based in Shanghai, effective April 1, 2019.
Baier joined BASF in 1994 and has held various management positions in research, strategic planning and business management in Germany and the United States. In 2015, he moved to Shanghai to lead BASF’s mobile emission catalysts business for the Asia Pacific region.
As Senior Vice President, Battery Materials, Catalysts Division, Baier will focus on further expanding the business and supporting BASF’s customers and partners globally.
Baier succeeds Dr. Jeffrey Lou, who has been named President of BASF’s Advanced Materials & Systems Research Division, based in Shanghai, effective May 1, 2019.
BASF’s Catalysts division offers exceptional expertise in the development of technologies that protect the air we breathe, produce the fuels that power our world and ensure efficient production of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and other products, including advanced battery materials.
By leveraging industry-leading R&D platforms, passion for innovation and deep knowledge of precious and base metals, BASF’s Catalysts division develops unique, proprietary solutions that drive customer success.