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Bayer MaterialScience LLC names new general manager for polycarbonate sheet business

SHEFFIELD, Mass., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer MaterialScience LLC announces the appointment of Jim Boehm to general manager of its polycarbonate sheet business.

Jim Boehm has been named general manager of Bayer MaterialScience LLC's polycarbonate sheet business.

Boehm has been with Bayer for 24 years, the last 12 in the Polycarbonates Business Unit. Most recently he was vice president of production and technology of polycarbonate at Bayer's Baytown, Texas, site. He holds a chemical engineering degree from The University of Toledo and an MBA from Xavier University.  

Boehm succeeds Dennis Duff, who is retiring after a 26-year career in Bayer's polycarbonate sheet business, the last 18 as general manager.

A supplier of extruded thermoplastic sheet products for more than 60 years, Bayer offers an extensive stocking inventory and full range of standard industry colors. The company's broad portfolio of Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet products has been proven in the architectural, security, transportation, industrial, sign and recreational markets.

About Bayer MaterialScience LLC:
Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance plastics in North America and is part of the global Bayer MaterialScience business with approximately 14,300 employees at 30 production sites around the world and 2013 sales of 11.2 billion euros. Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer Group 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, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

For more information about Bayer MaterialScience LLC's Makrolon® polycarbonate sheet products, contact Sales at 800-254-1707 or visit www.sheffieldplastics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.

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