BASF's Jeanne Thoma receives prestigious award for businesswomen
Company recognized for promoting the advancement of women in the workplace
MOUNT OLIVE, N.J., May 10, 2004 -- Jeanne Thoma, Sales Manager for BASF's
Pharma Solutions business in North America, will receive a 2004 Tribute
to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award from the Young Women's Christian Association
(YWCA) of Central New Jersey. The awards will be presented on May 13,
2004, at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, N. J.
Thoma was recognized for her outstanding work in helping BASF's Pharma
Solutions business establish a foundation for future pharmaceutical ingredients
business in Puerto Rico.
"I am very honored to receive this award," said Thoma, a BASF
employee for 15 years. "The TWIN Award is given to women who have
excelled in their field and made significant contributions to industry,
and to be included in that group is a great compliment."
Patrick Glaser, Director for BASF's Pharma Solutions business in North
America and Thoma's supervisor, credits Thoma with building strong sales
teams and developing long lasting relationships within the industry. "She
is a strong leader with great business acumen. She is intelligent and
a real contributor to BASF's success," he said.
In addition, BASF will receive a TWIN Award for implementing policies
and practices that encourage high achievement by women and promote equal
advancement opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds.
Thoma joined BASF in 1990 as an Office Sales Representative for the Chemicals
division. Since that time, she has held numerous positions before joining
BASF's Pharma Solutions as a Sales Manager in 2001. Thoma received a bachelor's
degree in political science from Montclair State University, Montclair,
N.J., and a master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh
Dickinson University, also in New Jersey. Formerly from Mountain Lakes,
N.J., Thoma now resides in Sea Girt, N.J.
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