He takes over from Wilfried Haensel, who has served in the position since 2007. Foerster brings to his new role nearly 30 years of experience in the chemical and plastics industry. Prior, he has been the CEO of Neochimiki Group, Athens, Greece. Before joining Neochimiki seven years ago, Foerster served as Vice President at PolymerLatex and held various executive management positions during his 20 years at BASF. He has been working in nine countries in Europe, Asia, and North America.