Erika Peterman, BASF, accepting the Board member of the Year award from Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance of Safe Homes (FLASH) in Clearwater, Florida.

BASF’s Erika Peterman named board member of the year for FLASH

Posted on November 13, 2018

WYANDOTTE, MI, November 13, 2018 –The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) presented Erika Peterman, Vice President Construction North America for BASF’s Performance Materials, with its Board Member of the Year award for her many contributions including those toward #HurricaneStrong, a national collaboration that encourages hurricane safety and building resilience. She has been a board member of FLASH, a non-profit organization and the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from human made and natural disasters, for four years.


“From the start of her tenure on our board, Erika embodied all the qualities that define excellence in leadership,” said Leslie Chapman-Henderson, President and CEO of FLASH. “She brings intellect, energy and a passion for innovation that strengthens the organization as well as the disaster resilience movement. She helps us envision our future and has made invaluable contributions to our strategic planning process. She is beloved by the team and her fellow directors and we look forward to receiving the benefits of her service in the future.”


“I am proud to be working with FLASH, who is instrumental in driving the value of sustainability and disaster resilience in our construction industry,” said Erika Peterman. “BASF, together with the FLASH community, is making a difference and raising awareness of disaster resilience practices in North America and beyond.”  She received the award during the National Disaster Resilience Conference in Clearwater, Florida.


Information on BASF’s Disaster Durable Solutions®, which are resilient construction methods developed to withstand the impact of extreme weather by improving the durability of homes, buildings, coastal landscapes and critical infrastructure, can be found at:


About BASF's Performance Materials division

BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials knowhow of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors – transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with a deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications. In 2017, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of €7.7 bn. Further information at


About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into four segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €60 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at