Münster, Germany – Harald Pflanzl has been appointed head of BASF Coatings’ Automotive Refinish Europe business unit. Pfl anzl succeeds Christoph Hansen, who now heads the Dispersions for Adhesives and Constructions Europe unit, based in Ludwigshafen.

Pflanzl has been with the company since 2000, when he was appointed managing director of what is now BASF Performance products.