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BASF appoints Bergonzi,
Foreman to new positions in chemicals businesses
In his new position, Bergonzi manages distribution programs for BASF's chemicals businesses in North America, which include the Performance Chemicals, Intermediates, Inorganics, Functional Polymers, Superabsorbents and Petrochemical business units. He succeeds Gordon Snyder, who will retire from BASF on December 31, 2003, after 34 years in the chemical industry. Bergonzi is based in BASF' s North American headquarters in Mount Olive, N.J.
Bergonzi joined BASF in July 2003 as Distribution Sales Manager, responsible for growing BASF's distributor channel sales and providing guidance to business units on distributor selection and training. Prior to joining BASF, Bergonzi worked for Shell Chemical LP as Director, National Distributors, Solvents business group, and held distribution-related roles at Union Carbide Corporation and Witco Chemical Corporation. A native of Closter, N.J., Bergonzi earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is married, has three children and resides in Westport, Conn.
In her new position, Foreman is responsible for BASF's ethylene oxide and glycols business in North America. She is based in BASF's North American headquarters in Mount Olive, N.J., and succeeds Ken Schoene, who is retiring from BASF after 40 years in the chemical industry.
Foreman joined BASF in
September 1990 as a product engineer in the Fibers business unit. Since then,
she has held positions in operations, product and marketing management. Her
most recent position with BASF was Marketing Manager, Ethylene Oxide, Glycols.
Prior to joining BASF, Foreman worked for DuPont in various functions including
research and development, and process engineering. She earned a bachelor's degree
in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.
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