By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 23 -- Wayne T. Smith has been appointed executive vice-president of BASF Corp., as well as president of the company's newly formed global catalysts division, which is a combination of BASF's existing global catalyst operations and the Engelhard Corp. catalyst operations that BASF recently acquired.
Prior to Smith's current position, he served as group vice-president of BASF's intermediates business in North America. Previously, he served as vice-president and general manager of specialty construction chemicals for W.R. Grace and Co., Cambridge, Mass. Before that, Smith was the vice-president and general manager of The Boc Group, Murray Hill, NJ.