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Greg Babe named new head of Bayer Corp.


PITTSBURGH Bayer’s United States subsidiary has a new leader, who will act as representative for North America, the company announced Thursday.

Greg Babe will become president and chief executive officer of Bayer Corp., the U.S. division of Germany-based Bayer AG, beginning Oct. 1. He will replace Attila Molnar, who is retiring after spending 30 years with the company.

Babe will continue as president and chief executive officer of polymer and plastic producer Bayer MaterialScience, a position he has had since 2004. Before that, he was president and chief executive officer of Bayer Corporate and Business Services.

Babe has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University. Molnar, a native of Germany, has a doctorate in chemistry from Erlangen University and began working for Bayer in 1978 as a plant manager in Leverkusen, Germany.

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