Bayer welcomes new Baycusan® cosmetics polyurethane raw materials key account manager

Pittsburgh, January 19, 2012 — Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed David Krempels key account manager, Baycusan® cosmetics ingredients line. He is based in Northern New Jersey, the primary hub of activity in the North American cosmetics industry. In this role, Krempels will drive innovative Bayer polyurethane chemistry into the cosmetics market through managing key global customer relationships and coordinating distribution activities for the Baycusan product line, which includes polyurethane dispersions and polyurea powder raw materials for a variety of cosmetic applications. Baycusan technology has been developed for use in a range of hair care products, as well as decorative cosmetics, such as foundation, eye shadow and mascara.

Prior to joining Bayer, Krempels served as commercial account manager, Personal Care, for Seppic Inc. In addition to having formulation experience, Krempels has several years' experience selling excipients and actives to multinational customers.

Krempels graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and from New York University's Stern School of Business with a master's degree in business administration. While at NYU he specialized in finance, operations and global business. Krempels is also an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,700 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2010 sales of 10.2 billion euros. The company manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical, and sports and leisure industries.

Sustainability is central to Bayer MaterialScience LLC's business and is based around the key areas of innovation, product stewardship, excellence in corporate management, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Contact:

Tom Erdner, Phone: 412-777-5200
E-mail: thomas.erdner@bayer.com

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience's coatings technology, call 417-777-3983 or visit www.bmsnafta.com or www.bayercosmetics.com.

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