Beth Holland
Vice President, Operations Polyamides & Precursors
BASF Corporation

“A manufacturing career took me around the world and back again, and has given me a more diverse career than I could have ever imagined. I love the problem solving and I love the technical and talented people I get the privilege of working with every day.”

At BASF, Beth leads an integrated team with more than 500 members. Her responsibilities include eight separate world scale operating units, with six different technologies. She is also a member of the Operations Committee which is overseeing an $800M investment into an ammonia plant at BASF’s integrated Freeport, TX site. Beth is a member of the BASF Extended North American Leadership Team, which takes an active role in the talent development of the manufacturing workforce across North America. She is also instrumental to BASF’s global manufacturing team. One recent assignment took her from the U.S. to Germany to China. Beth demonstrated great cultural agility and dedication on this trip by completing BASF’s global introduction of a new technology and cementing the company’s global strategy. 

As the Site Executive Sponsor of BASF’s ALLchemie employee group, Beth is helping BASF to increase its diversity and inclusion, including within the LGBTQ community. Additionally, Beth is an active member of the Women in Manufacturing Resource Group, through which she actively mentors several women building careers in manufacturing. 

When Texas experienced unprecedented flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, hundreds of thousands of people were impacted by the hurricane, and many families were displaced from their homes. As Vice President of Operations at BASF’s Freeport site, Beth immediately recognized the need for BASF to help not only its own employees but its community. As a member of BASF’s emergency response team, Beth was instrumental in ensuring that flood recovery supplies were delivered wherever and whenever they were needed. In addition to helping in emergency situations such as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Beth supports United Way and FFA groups in the community through volunteering and fundraising throughout the year.

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