[inspic=98,left,,120]Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions has announced the appointment of Gerd Löbbert as Executive Vice President for Base Chemicals, effective January 1, 2010. He will report to Chief Executive Mark Garrett and be based at the Borealis Head Office in Vienna, Austria. [inspic=300,right,,]“With his extensive experience in chemicals, Gerd brings increased value for our chemicals business,” says Borealis Chief Executive Mark Garrett. “We welcome him to our management team and look forward to further developing the base chemicals business group together”. “These are challenging times for our industry and the global economy at large; however, these conditions will ultimately create new opportunities for Borealis,” comments Gerd Löbbert. “Moreover, Borealis has a diverse portfolio of products and plays an important role in the areas of polyolefins and base chemicals and we are committed to continuously build on this capability”.