Andreas Thürmer studied Physical Chemistry in Frankfurt/Main and Polymer Chemistry in Mainz. In 1991 he joined the Additives Business Unit of Sandoz, later Clariant in Huningue (France), where he was first Technical Application Manager in R&D, later regional Technical Service Manager in the Marketing Department responsible for Asia and Europe. Since October 1999, he has been Head of the Marketing Support Group “Moldings and Extrusion” for CIBA Specialty Chemicals in the Segment Polymer Additives in Basel, from 2001 on as Head of the Global Skill Center organization of the Segment’s Application Technologies department. In 2005 A. Thürmer took over responsibility as Global Account manager for two multi-national polymer producers. Starting from October 2008 he is working for the “Customer Specific Blend business” of Ciba (now BASF Schweiz AG) as global Product and Technology manager, from 2010 onwards as Senior Technical Manger Additives for the Regions CIS, Russia, Middle East Area and South Africa for BASF EV/GT besides Heading the the CSB Technology group in Kaisten for blend development.