BASF: Christina Gualdoni was named head of European sales and distribution, Performance Chemicals for De-tergents and Formulators, responsible for European distribution activities and global information management. She previously served in the Super-absorbers unit. Dr. Alfred Ruland was named head of global key account management, Performance Chemicals for Detergents and Formulators. Dr. Ruland formerly served in the development and application of surfactants. Industry consultant Karl-Heinz Noller has stepped down as sales director.