Digital Innovation Manager
Mark Schmitz is an accomplished supply chain executive with 10 years of experience at BASF, the world’s largest chemical company with a combined master’s in chemistry and business administration. Until 2017, Schmitz has been the head of supply chain for BASF’s Automotive Catalyst business. Now, he is fostering BASF’s digital transformation by incepting new business models and digital services through strategic partnerships with startups and corporates in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a board member for Bulky, a bulk trucking industry consortium and shipment matching platform. Schmitz is also a board observer for a BASF-investment in a Stanford-based Artificial Intelligence startup focused on optimization for industrial manufacturing. Living in Palo Alto, he is an Emergency Services Volunteer, supports a local non-profit promoting literacy in disadvantaged elementary school children and has received a commendation from the State Senate of California for civic engagement in 2018.