BASF taps Uta Holzenkamp as new president of Coatings division
Uta Holzenkamp, senior vice president of BASF’s global Fuel and Lubricant Solutions business unit, is the new president of BASF’s Coatings division effective January 1, 2022.
Holzenkamp has headed BASF’s Fuel and Lubricant Solutions business unit, which is part of the Performance Chemicals division of BASF, since April 2018. Her successor will be announced in February.
BASF’s Coatings division has around 11,000 employees at more than 70 sites. In 2020, the Coatings division achieved global sales of about EUR3.1 billion (USD3.5 billion)
Her predecessor Dirk Bremm, who has headed the Coatings division since April 2017, has taken over as CEO of a separate mobile emissions catalysts, automotive catalysts recycling and associated precious metal services entity. The new entity, BASF Automotive Catalysts and Recycling, will be a distinct legal entity structure, headquartered in Iselin, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Holzenkamp joined BASF in 1997 and started her career in the pharmaceutical research department. After several positions at BASF in Germany and abroad, she was promoted to head the global Fuel and Lubricant Solutions business unit in 2018.
Holzenkamp studied organic chemistry at the University of Münster, Germany, the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Ohio State University, in the U.S.A. She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.