Mississauga, Ontario -- February 12, 2013 -- Carles Navarro has been appointed as president of BASF Canada, effective Feb. 1, 2013. He succeeds Laurent Tainturier, who is preparing for a new assignment within BASF Group.
In this role, Navarro assumes responsibility for all of BASF’s businesses in Canada. He will oversee the implementation of the company’s global and regional strategies in Canada and continue BASF’s commitment to Responsible Care and sustainable development. In addition, he will manage BASF Canada’s internal business support groups, including communications, human resources, legal, finance, and market and business development.
Prior to this appointment, Navarro held various positions within BASF Group, including: business management for engineering plastics; business management for polyurethane specialties in Spain; and general management of the BASF Polyurethanes subsidiary in Turkey. Most recently, he held the position of vice president, sales and regional market development, in Spain and Portugal.
Navarro has a Chemical Engineering Degree from the Sarrià Chemical Institute (Institut Quimic De Sarrià ) and a Master’s degree in Marketing Management from ESADE ( Escuela Superior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) Business School in Barcelona, Spain.
BASF Canada is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, and has 13 manufacturing and sales sites across Canada operated by nearly 650 employees.