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$6.5B in Losses Lead to Steep BP Layoffs

While announcing a loss of $6.5 billion in the 2015 fiscal year—said to be the largest annual loss in its history—British oil and gas company BP has revealed plans to lay off 7,000 employees...


Executive Promotions Underway at PPG

PPG Industries has announced several new leadership appointments, including senior vice presidents in three divisions, as well as the retirement of the current senior vice president, automot...


PaintSquare News Publisher Taps New CEO

Brion D. Palmer, a media executive with 30 years’ experience in the publishing industry, has been selected as the new


Looking Back, Break Ahead

PaintSquare News wraps up its regular daily news coverage of 2015 with today's edition.


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Two managers in PPG Industries’ coatings divisions have taken on new leadership roles within the company.


Two RPM Leaders Receive Promotions

The parent company of Carboline and dozens of other industrial coatings brands has promoted two of its leaders.


SSPC Names New Executive Director

PITTSBURGH--SSPC: The Society For Protective Coatings, has announced the appointment of Bayer MaterialScience veteran William M. Worms as Executive Director, effective Sept. 1.


PPG Names New Global PFP Director

PITTSBURGH--A veteran mechanical and offshore engineer has been tapped to lead PPG's hydrocarbon passive fire protection business worldwide, the company has announced.


PPG Shifts Coatings Execs

PITTSBURGH—PPG Industries will have a new hand at the coatings helm as of June 1.


Deadline Nears for JPCL Youth Nominees

PITTSBURGH—The deadline is fast approaching to nominate the industry's young talent for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.


JPCL Seeks to Recognize Young Talent

Young coatings professionals and students have an opportunity to show the rest of the industry what they're made of in an upcoming special issue of JPCL.


Houston Group Names Next President

A coatings executive with 28 years of experience has been named the next president of the Coating Society of the Houston Area.


PPG Industries Names New President

The world's largest paint and coatings company has tapped Chief Operating Officer Michael H. McGarry as its next president.


Paint Mogul Named Singapore's Richest

The coatings industry has been good to Goh Cheng Liang. So good, in fact, that he is now the richest man in Singapore.


MIT: Diversity Pays, Even if Unpopular

Like it or not—and some workers do not—a workplace with gender equality will benefit the organization most in the long run, a new MIT study concludes.


Industry Mourns KTA Executive

The coatings industry is mourning the sudden loss of KTA-Tator Inc. vice president Scott B. Rice, who perished Monday (Sept. 9) in a traffic accident near Pittsburgh.


Paint Firm Funds Exorcism Ritual

An ancient Cambodian dance believed to ward off evil spirits is getting a budget boost from a paint company, just in time to save the country's fading New Year tradition.


Working to Be in Step, Yet Outstanding

The male-dominated coatings industry can be a tough place for women to blend in, especially when you're also trying to stand out.


Study: Workers Ready to Leave Jobs

Construction, engineering and building employers should step up their game if they want to head off a mass exodus of workers this year, a new survey suggests.


New Leaders for RCMA, BCF, ASA

Industry veterans have been tapped to lead the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association, the British Coatings Federation, and the American Subcontractors Association.


Coatings Research Group Taps New Chief

Coatings industry veteran Richard Scott has become the sixth executive director of the Coatings Research Group Inc. (CRGI), the international coating manufacturers association based in Cleve...


PaintPAC Brushes Up for Midterms

U.S. coating makers are sharpening their spending and strategizing to elect political candidates this year who have the coating industry’s best interests in mind.


AkzoNobel’s No. 2 to Step Down

Keith Nichols, 53, the chief financial officer who led AkzoNobel during a turbulent period in 2012 and oversaw its largest acquisition, will leave his position June 30 “after eight highly su...


2 Coating Groups Elect New Directors

RadTech and the Powder Coating Institute have both named their new board members for 2014.


PPG Names Industrial Coatings VP

Pittsburgh, PA-based PPG Industries has announced a new vice president for its global industrial coatings business.


Sunbelt Pump Mourns Ken Gernenz

Services are scheduled Monday (Nov. 11) for Kenneth E. Gernenz, Strategic Account Manager for Industrial Climate Control at Sunbelt Pump & Power Services in Conyers, GA.


PPG Announces Protective/Marine VP

PPG Industries has put its entire protective and marine coatings business in the United States, Canada and Latin America under the leadership of Diane M. Kappas.


UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.


3rd CEO in 2 Years Joins Ben Moore

Paint maker Benjamin Moore & Company has appointed a career retailing executive as its third CEO in two years.


ASCE Elects President, Officers

The American Society of Civil Engineers has elected veteran transportation engineer Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, as its incoming president-elect.


Another CEO Fired at Benjamin Moore

For the second time in 15 months, Warren E. Buffett has abruptly canned the head of his paint and coatings business.


PPG Appoints New CFO, VPs

Several executive changes were announced this week at PPG Industries Inc., including a CFO and several vice president appointments.


Bayer Coatings Unit Taps New Leader

Christine Bryant, a chemical engineer and 20-year veteran of Bayer MaterialScience, has been named to lead the Commercial Operations for the Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business ...


NACE Names Education Director

NACE International - The Corrosion Society has announced the appointment of Matthew M. Miller as Director of Education.


Steel Tank Makers Elect Leaders

Members of the Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association have elected their officers and Board of Directors for 2013-14.


CoatingsPro Names New Editor

NACE International has appointed Stephanie Marie Chizik as the new editor of CoatingsPro Magazine, the society's bimonthly publication.


Shakeups Continue at AkzoNobel

For the third time in 10 months, AkzoNobel has announced a major change at the top, this time appointing a new overseer for its struggling global Decorative Paints business.


AkzoNobel Names N. America Director

AkzoNobel has appointed Research, Development, and Innovation chief Graeme Armstrong to oversee its North American operations.


DuPont Coatings Names Rebar Leader

DuPont Powder Coatings has announced the appointment of area manager Robert R. Phillippi as rebar segment leader, managing DuPont's efforts in this market segment.


Protective Coatings Centers Launched

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has announced the opening of Protective Coatings Centers across the U.S. and Canada.


 
 
   

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