Southfield, Michigan-Michael Pcolinski has been appointed business manager for BASF's Industrial Coatings Solutions business unit in North America, headquartered in Southfield. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF's industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico and the US. Prior to this, Pcolinski was business manager, BASF Flexible and Automotive Polyurethane Systems, based in Wyandotte, Michigan. BASF has also named Thomas Hoenle business director for its Automotive OEM Coatings Tier Accounts in North America, headquartered in Southfield. Hoenle will be responsible for all aspects of BASF's coatings business with tier suppliers to the automotive industry, and with the company's heavy truck and bus accounts, in Canada, Mexico and the US. Before this appointment, Hoenle was business director, BASF Industrial Coatings Solutions business for North America, also based in Southfield."