Erika joined BASF in 1997 and held a variety of technical and commercial
roles throughout her career She began as a manufacturing process
engineer in BASF TOTAL’s joint venture petrochemicals facility in Port
Arthur, TX After roles of progressively more responsibility at that facility and
in Houston, she relocated to Florham Park, New Jersey, to work in product
management for BASF’s Performance Chemicals business in 2007.
After BASF’s 2008 acquisition of Ciba, Erika accepted an international
strategic marketing assignment in Germany Her four and a half years in
Europe were split between the company’s world headquarters in
Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland She was appointed Vice
President of Global Marketing for Pigments and Performance Additives in
Erika joined Performance Materials North America as Vice President of
Business Management in January 2014 In that role, she managed sales,
marketing, and technical service activities for Performance Materials
Construction’s polyurethanes and engineering plastics portfolio across the
region In this role, Erika focused on the importance of resiliency in
construction through the education of stakeholders and fostering partnerships
in the industry.
She most recently took over the general management of the North American
Chemical Intermediates business in July 2019 based in Florham Park, NJ.
Erika holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of
Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, and an MBA from the University of Houston
She resides in New Jersey, is married, and has two sons In her spare time,
she enjoys the outdoors, fitness, and traveling to visit family in various parts
of the world.