Bayer names new US CEO
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The management board of Bayerhas announced that Greg Babe will become president and CEO of its US subsidiary, Bayer Corporation, and the senior Bayer representative in North America. He succeeds Dr Attila Molnar, who will retire from the company after 30 years of service, effective October 1st. Mr Babe will also maintain his role as president and CEO ofBayer MaterialScience, a producer of polymers and high-performance plastics. Before serving in this position, which he has held since 2004, Mr Babe was president and CEO of Bayer Corporate and Business Services.
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