"Dr. Michael Eckardt is Project Lead for Technical Process Optimization at BASF’s Agricultural Solutions segment in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He has more than 25 years of experience in the chemical industry including roles in management and production. His responsibilities include performance management, continuous improvement of production processes, team building, cost optimization, quality assurance and capital investment activities.
Michael spent some time abroad in Montreal, Canada at the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and is specialized in the field of analytical and physical chemistry. He is passionate about combining the different data sources of a production plant such as in-line analytics, process data and lab results with the knowledge of the operators and engineers to get a more complete picture on how to optimize and manage a chemical asset. Before joining BASF, Michael was with several leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry such as Bayer, Sanofi and Pfizer. In addition to his professional career, Michael serves an honorary examiner for chemical operators and foreman at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Frankfurt."