Polymer floor and wall systems supplier Dur-A-Flex has named David Hughes vice president of marketing, research & development.
Hughes is a former business director of BASF Corp. and a former vice president for Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
At Dur-A-Flex, Hughes’ R&D efforts will focus on new applications and product rollouts. He will also oversee the company’s marketing, including the tradeshow channel, lead generation program and product management.
|David Hughes heads R&D and marketing for Dur-A-Flex.|
At BASF, Hughes’ role included overseeing marketing, sales, business development and technical service. His 12-year tenure at Ciba included roles in procurement, new business development, sales and supply chain in a variety of businesses focused on coatings and related markets.
Hughes holds a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering from England’s Bath University and has pursued additional educational opportunities, including e-business in B2B and financial accounting in the chemicals business.
“Dur-A-Flex looks forward to David bringing his market-driven innovation experience and continuing our focus on key markets and end users as trends continue to change, creating new opportunities for us,” said company president and CEO Peter V. Ferris.
Hughes said, “I am truly excited to be a part of driving Dur-A-Flex’s success forward. The areas of marketing, research & development are key to propelling our defined strategies forward and delivering products globally that make a difference in the wide array of industries that we serve.”
Based in East Hartford, CT, Dur-A-Flex is a privately held manufacturer of epoxy, urethane, methyl methacrylate and colored aggregates, offering a complete line of high-performance polymer flooring and wall systems.