Bayer MaterialScience recently announced it has appointed Klaus Schäfer, Ph.D., to the position of head of Industrial Operations and Technology, effective January 1, 2015. In addition, he will become a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Schäfer will succeed Tony Van Osselaer, Ph.D., who is retiring after 34 years with the company.

“Klaus Schäfer will augment our Executive Committee in the future, and I am looking forward to working with him as we head toward the independence of our company,” said Patrick Thomas, CEO.

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