BASF Scientist Elected ICRI Fellow


Fred Goodwin awarded position of Fellow of the International Concrete Repair Institute by Board of Directors

SHAKOPEE, MN, April 14, 2009 -- The International Concrete Repair Institute
(ICRI) has awarded Fred Goodwin the position of Fellow of ICRI. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the concrete repair industry as well as significant and extensive contributions in support of the ICRI organization's mission. Goodwin will be recognized as a newly appointed Fellow during ICRI's Spring Convention later this month in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"Fred's commitment to the concrete repair industry contributes greatly to our success," said Konrad Wernthaler, Director of Development for BASF Construction Chemicals. "We are honored to have him as a key member of our team at BASF."

Goodwin is a Fellow Scientist for the Building Systems division of BASF Construction Chemicals and has over 30 years of industry experience. He frequently serves as a guest lecturer at trade and professional association events. He is a a primary author for ICRI and a contributing writer to several industry publications, an author for ASTM, and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Goodwin is also listed as inventor on several US patents. A member of numerous industry associations, Goodwin is currently the chairman of the ICRI Materials and Methods the ACI 364 Rehabilitation committees, and the ASTM C09.68 Volume Change subcommittee.

To receive the ICRI fellowship designation, members of the organization can be nominated by five association members, a chapter, or by the Fellows Committee. All nominations are reviewed by the Fellows Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. With more than 1,800 members worldwide, ICRI is the leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration and protection of concrete structures.

Building Systems is the overall market leader of chemicals and building products for the construction industry. The Building Systems business of BASF Construction Chemicals is committed to providing quality products, systems and services designed to exceed the needs of construction professionals.

The company manufactures innovative products under nine well-known brands:
Sonneborn®, Thoro®, MBT Protection and Repair®, Hydrozo®, Selby®, UCRETE®, SRS Flooring, Conica and CHEMREX®. These premier products provide joint sealant, waterproofing, grout, concrete repair, water repellent, performance flooring, surface adhesives and wall coating solutions for construction and renovation projects around the globe. For more information please visit www.buildingsystems.basf.com.

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We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $17.5 billion in 2008. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.com/usa.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than 62 billion in 2008. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

For more information contact:
Jill Kelsey
BASF Construction Chemicals
Building Systems
Tel: (952) 496-6073
E-mail: jill.kelsey@basf.com

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