BASF appoints Ron Kehler as new Business Director for Canadian Crop Protection division

 BASF appoints Ron Kehler as new Business Director for Canadian Crop Protection  division  MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - BASF Canada Inc. has named Ron Kehler  as Business Director for Crop Protection, effective March 1, 2014. Kehler will  be responsible for leading BASF's Canadian crop protection business, and will  be located in Mississauga, Ontario.  Since joining BASF in 1997, Kehler has held various positions at BASF in  marketing and technical service management between the United States, Canada  and Europe. Prior to moving back to Canada, Kehler was the Marketing Director  for BASF's Corn and Oilseed business in Europe.  Kehler is a graduate of the University of Manitoba where he received his BSc  and MSc in Plant Science in 1990.  "We are very pleased to have Ron Kehler join the Canadian Crop Protection  Division," said Nevin McDougall, Senior Vice President, North America, Crop  Protection, BASF Corporation. "With his widespread background in agriculture,  Kehler will bring a strong, global perspective to enhance the Canadian  business as it continues to grow and bring new innovations to Canadian  growers."  For more information on the Canadian Crop Protection Division visit  www.agsolutions.ca.  © 2014 BASF Canada Inc.  BASF - The Chemical Company  BASF Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and  an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham  Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen,  Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales  of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American  operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF's activities in  Canada visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfcanada.  BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its  portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop  protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with  environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and  innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the  current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to  conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We  have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry  for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more  than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF  is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.    SOURCE  BASF Canada Inc.  Christina Stroud BASF Canada Inc. Tel: (289) 360-6062  E-mail:christina.stroud@basf.com  Jo Ann Robinson ON Communication Tel: (519) 963-1946  E-mail:joann@oncommunication.ca  Image with caption: "Ron Kehler, Business Director for Crop Protection at BASF  Canada, effective March 1. (CNW Group/BASF Canada Inc.)". Image available at:   http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140212_C9576_PHOTO_EN_36596.jpg  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/February2014/12/c9576.html  CO: BASF Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AGR 2575 WNEWS