BASF Plastic Additives Middle East (PAME), the state-of-the-art production facility for customer-specific antioxidant blends (CSB) in Bahrain, named Michael Wille its new Managing Director. The appointment marks an important step in BASF’s support of the fast-growing polymer industry in the Middle East. As the leading manufacturer and supplier of plastic additives in the region, BASF plans to continue to boost the local production of CSB – additive blends tailored to meet specific customer needs. CSB are an integral part of the portfolio the company offers to the plastics industry.
Welcoming Wille on board, Frank Fasdernes, Vice President, responsible for the operating division Performance Chemicals in the Middle East, BASF, said: “We are pleased to have Michael Wille assume the role of Managing Director for Bahrain. His expertise and strengths in engineering and leadership will drive the continued growth of the company in this high-potential region and beyond. His well-deserved appointment is the outcome of his relentless efforts in BASF’s global expansion since 2002.”
Over two decades, Wille has held several senior international positions within BASF, contributing to the company’s growth and expansion of operations across markets in Europe and Asia, primarily in the field of engineering and operations.