Apprion Congratulates Chris Witte of BASF on Receiving Chemical
Engineering's Plant Manager of the Year Award
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- Apprion, the leader
of Industrial Wireless Application Systems and Services for the
process manufacturing industry, announced that Chris Witte, Site
Manager at BASF, Freeport, TX, is the winner of Chemical
Engineering's Plant Manager of the Year Award which honors one
outstanding plant manager who has demonstrated exceptional leadership
in running his/her site. Apprion nominated Witte for the Chemical
Engineering Award. Apprion and BASF Freeport have partnered on a
number of industrial wireless projects in the recent past and Chris
Witte has been instrumental in the success of the projects at the
BASF Freeport facility. After working with Witte and his team the
past few years, it became apparent that he was more than worthy to
receive the nomination for the Plant Manager of the Year Award.
Chemical Engineering, the leading chemical publication, held their
annual awards banquet recognizing innovations in process technology,
safety, energy use and community services during the 2012
ChemInnovations Conference in New Orleans. The ceremony honored both
individuals and companies whose achievements were rated as most
significant from among a host of worthy nominees after two judging
The Plant Manager of the Year award went to Chris Witte, head of the
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) facility in Freeport,
TX, for his proactive management approach and inspirational attitude.
Chris has worked for BASF for over 25 years and 6 years in the role
of Site Manager at the BASF, Freeport and Port Arthur, TX facilities.
Chris continually improves operations with his vast industry
experience, solid work ethic and his focus on operating Freeport at
the highest quality possible. Chris often introduces new ideas for
improving Freeport's operations and includes all teams and units in
the process of change and improvements. Chris' humility,
approachability and trustworthiness make him stand apart from other
managers. He has gained the admiration of all those who work with
him, the community and industry.
"I am very honored to receive this award from Chemical Engineering,"
said Chris Witte
. "I accept this award on behalf of everyone on the
BASF Freeport team. BASF encourages all of its employees to
continually improve their skills and develop their careers to the
highest level possible. I am fortunate to work with a team that is
comprised of top industry professionals that make our success
BASF is the world's leading chemical company with a portfolio ranging
from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection
products to oil and gas. Apprion has implemented wireless
applications and solutions at a number of the U.S. BASF facilities.
Apprion delivers industrial wireless application
systems and services for the process manufacturing industry. Whether
it is the need to address safety or security concerns, meet
compliance mandates, or improve productivity, a wireless application
system from Apprion will assure that any industrial application is
easier to deploy and manage while delivering value faster, more
efficiently. For more information, visit www.apprion.com.
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