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BASF names new Site Director for its Mauldin and White Stone facilities

MAULDIN, SOUTH CAROLINA, March 30, 2022 – Gerald Murphy has been selected as BASF’s new Site Director for its locations in Mauldin and White Stone, South Carolina.

A native of Columbia, Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and his Master’s in Business Administration 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.

“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,” said Murphy. “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 South Carolinians.

About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are a leading global supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergent and cleaner industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at


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