As of November 1, 2020, Jose Carlos Corral Montilla has become the new Managing Director and Vice President of BTC Europe GmbH, BASF's European sales organization for small and medium-sized customers focused on specialty chemicals.
Jose Carlos Corral Montilla joined BASF in 1998. He started his career in Leather and Textile Chemicals at BASF Spain in Barcelona, where he held different positions in Supply Chain, Sales and Product Management. In 2005, he moved to Germany to take over a role in Global Strategic Marketing for Leather Chemicals and became Head of Product Management for Leather Chemicals in North America and EMEA two years later. After having transferred to Business Management Leather Chemicals in North America and EMEA in 2008, he became Director Global Marketing Leather Chemicals in Singapore in 2013. In his latest position, before assuming responsibility as Managing Director at BTC Europe, he worked as Director Global Product Management Plastic Additives, BASF East Asia, in Hong Kong.
“I am delighted to become a part of the BTC Europe team,” says Corral Montilla. “The ability to connect with our customers, understand their needs and create value for them with passion and industry expertise is what drives us at BTC Europe. I am very much looking forward to grow and develop this business further at BTC Europe.”
Jose Carlos Corral Montilla studied Business Administration, Market Research and Advanced Industrial Marketing in Barcelona, Spain and Fontainebleau, France.
Jose Carlos Corral Montilla succeeds Dr Marko Grozdanovic, who after four years at BTC Europe was appointed to Head of the Personal Care Europe regional business unit and new Managing Director of BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH, effective October 1, 2020.