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

MISSISSAUGA, ON, February 12, 2014 – 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.”

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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 To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada visit or follow us on twitter:

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