PEOPLE - BASF makes appointment:
BASF has appointed Dr Stefan Marcinowski to head its agricultural products and nutrition division as well as BASF Plant Science, with effect from April 24th 2008. He will also be responsible for BASF's specialty chemicals research and its South American business. Dr Marcinowski was already a member of the board of executive directors and his current responsibilities include inorganics, petrochemicals, intermediates, and chemicals research and engineering. He will succeed Peter Oakley, who is to leave the company to pursue a new business opportunity, BASF says.