Lemförde, Germany -Wolfgang Stegh became new head and spokesperson of Elastogran GmbH's management board on 1 June. Stegh will assume direct responsibility for all functional units pf the BASF subsidiary, such as finance, human resources, purchasing, law and engineering throughout the European Elastogran companies. Before this appointment Stegh was a board member of BASF Japan in Tokyo, responsible for Finance & Corporate Services. Stegh succeeded Dr Helmut Rödder, who has moved to BASF Coatings AG as a board member and industrial relations manager. epw"