FLORHAM PARK, NJ—BASF Corporation has named Tom Chizmadia vice president of corporate communications. In this role, Chizmadia is responsible for all of BASF’s communications strategy and activities in North America including advertising, marketing communications, media relations, events, community relations, employee communications and brand management.
“BASF’s growing brand strength in North America requires a strong communications leader,” says Klaus Peter Lobbe, chairman and CEO of BASF Corporation. “Making sure that we continue to communicate well to our customers, employees, shareholders, and the communities where we operate is essential to ensuring the acceptance and appreciation of our brand as The Chemical Company.”
Chizmadia comes to BASF after having served as vice president of communications and public affairs for Massachusetts-based Holcim for nearly 15 years. Prior to that, he held senior-level corporate communications and government affairs positions in the chemical industry.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG of Ludwigshafen, Germany, which employs about 16,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $11.3 billion in 2005.