Gerhard Baumann becomes managing director for Brookfield GmbH (Lorch, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), a maker of laboratory instrumentation.
Specialty gas company Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.) appoints Seifi Ghasemi chairman, president and CEO, succeeding John McGlade, who is retiring.
Jonathan Guy becomes president and CEO of Waltron Bull & Roberts (formerly Waltron LLC; Whitehouse, N.J.), a maker of water-quality instruments. Outgoing owner and CEO John Walsh III will serve as chairman emeritus.
NAES Corp. (Issaquah, Wash.), a service provider to the power industry, welcomes Thomas Bartolomei as senior vice president and chief commercial officer.
BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) appoints Ralf Spettmann president of the construction chemicals operating division.
Lawrence Quinn becomes CEO, water purification, for Severn Trent Services (Fort Washington, Pa.), a provider of water- and wastewater-treatment solutions.
ValvTechnologies (Houston), a maker of valves for severe service, promotes Todd Blackburn to director, global quality management.
Maelys Castella becomes CFO of chemical company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). â–
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