FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heidi Alderman was named Senior Vice President of BASF's Petrochemicals division in North America based in Houston, Texas, effective March 1. The Petrochemicals division in North America is a $5 billion business manufacturing and marketing olefins, aromatics, oxo alcohols, acrylic acid and esters, phthalic anhydride, and plasticizers. BASF's Petrochemicals are produced in Port Arthur, Pasadena, and Freeport, Texas; Geismar, Louisiana; West Memphis, Arkansas; and Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
With more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry, Alderman joined BASF in February 2003 as a Business Director, Functional Polymers, in Charlotte, North Carolina. In January 2008, Alderman became BASF's Senior Vice President of Procurement in North America.
Prior to joining BASF, Alderman was a Global Purchasing Manager and also held a position of Business Manager, Architectural Coatings, at Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
A graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Alderman began her career in 1981 as a Process Engineer at Rohm and Haas in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned her master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and also completed the Wharton Management Program at the Wharton School of Business.
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Suggested caption: Heidi Alderman, Senior Vice President, BASF Petrochemicals in North America.
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