Bayer CropScience has appointed Dr Mathias Kremer to head the new strategy and business management’s (SBM) strategy unit, effective from June 1st when the SBM will split into two units. Gavin Marchant will become head of the business management unit of the SBM. The appointments will follow the retirement of Dr Rüdiger Scheitza as head of the SBM and labour director. Mr Kremer is head of Bayer’s seed business, while Mr Marchant is Bayer country head Japan. Bayer is appointing Achim Noack to take over as labour director. Mr Noack is executive committee member and head of product supply. Dr Kremer and Mr Marchant will become Bayer executive committee members.