Marco Schmidt studied polymer chemistry at Reutlingen University and graduated in 1996 with a degree in polymer chemistry. He joined BASF SE in 1996 as a specialist for GPC and HPLC in Central Research. In 1998, he moved to the marketing area for dispersions and was responsible for fiber bonding and new applications as Senior Technical Service Manager in Europe. Since 2017, he has been responsible for the Sealants and Construction Adhesives business unit at BASF SE. He is based in Ludwigshafen and serves European customers.