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BASF appoints site director for Mauldin, White Stone

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Gerald Murphy has been selected as BASF’s new site director for its locations in Mauldin and White Stone.

A native of Columbia, Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and his MBA from the University of South Carolina. Murphy has been with BASF for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles. Most recently, he served as site director for BASF’s location in Bishop, Texas.

Murphy“I’m thrilled to be returning home to South Carolina and to have the opportunity to lead such great teams at BASF’s sites in Mauldin and White Stone,” Murphy said in a news release. “The personal care products we produce at these sites are ones we all likely use throughout our everyday lives — items such as soap, toothpaste, disinfectants and laundry detergent, among many others — and it’s gratifying to play a role in creating products that improve our lives.”

More than 150 products are made at BASF’s site in Mauldin, including surfactants and co-surfactants used in many common cleaning and disinfectant products, specialty esters and other proprietary blends. At BASF’s site in White Stone, the company produces surfactants for the personal care and cleaning industries. Together, the two sites employ more than 150.

Reach Ross Norton at or 864-642-5229.

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