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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.


Dur-A-Flex Names R&D Manager

Dur-A-Flex, Inc. announced Murty Bhamidipati, Ph.D., as the new manager of Research and Development for the resinous flooring manufacturer.


General Equipment Appoints National Sales Manager

General Equipment Company, of Owatonna, MN, has appointed Phil Scudder as national sales manager in the construction-related marketplace.


Tesla Adds 3 to Management Team

Tesla NanoCoatings has announced the addition of three top managers to its team.


Bottema Named Sto’s Marketing Officer

Sto Corp. has appointed Rob Bottema to the newly created position of chief marketing officer.


PPG Names Thiele as Treasurer

PPG Industries Inc. has named Eric K. Thiele treasurer and company officer, succeeding Vice President and Treasurer Aziz Giga, who is retiring.


Valspar’s CFO Retires

Valspar Corp. announced the planned retirement of Lori Walker, the company's chief financial officer.


Coil Coating Group Names Technical Director

The National Coil Coating Association (NCCA) has named Dr. Al Dunlop to the position of technical director.


International Paint Names VP-Protective

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has appointed Scott Doering to the newly created position of Vice President Protective Coatings Business Development, North America.


AkzoNobel CEO Extends Sick Leave

On the eve of his scheduled return to work, AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner has extended his medical leave for several more months, the company has announced.


New AkzoNobel CEO Sidelined by Fatigue

Less than five months into his new position at the helm of the world’s largest paint and coatings company, AkzoNobel’s CEO has taken a medical leave of absence, citing fatigue.


Vulcan Painters Names New President

For the first time in 30 years, Vulcan Painters Inc., of Birmingham, AL, has a new president.


Coating Makers Name New Board Leaders

The American Coatings Association has elected two of the industry’s best-known CEOs to lead its board of directors through 2014.


Benjamin Moore Confirms New CEO

Nearly two weeks after embarrassing reports of its partying CEO leaked out, Benjamin Moore has officially confirmed his replacement.


Ben Moore CEO Axed After Island Junket

Billionaire Warren Buffett has quietly fired Benjamin Moore CEO Denis Abrams after Abrams allegedly treated a group of corporate officers and their wives to a trip to Bermuda at the company’...


DuPont Taps N. America Powder Coatings Manager

DuPont Industrial Coating Solutions has appointed Ronald W. Hull as North American Sales Manager for Powder Coatings, managing the powder and e-coat sales activities in the United States and...


PaintSquare Expands Free Job Listings

Job seekers in the protective and marine coatings industry now have a rich new resource for finding their professional niche with a newly expanded Job Classified section on www.paintsquare.c...


Protective Coating Marketer Sought

The Valspar Corp. is looking for a Protective Coating Market Manager to “assist in the strategy to educate global markets on the benefits of epoxy-coated rebar.”


PPG Seeks EHS Specialist

PPG Industries Inc. has an opening for an Environment, Health and Safety specialist at its resin plant in Circleville, OH.


URS Seeks Shipboard Coating Inspector

URS Corp. is actively seeking an experienced coating Inspector to inspect shipboard corrosion and preservation issues in the Norfolk, VA, area.


Struggling AkzoNobel Shakes Up Helm

Fighting to maintain its position at the top of the global coatings industry, AkzoNobel has announced major changes to its senior global leadership.


Honeywell Exec to Head Safway Services

Safway Services LLC, the fast-growing North American provider of scaffolding and access equipment and services, has announced the appointment of Bill Hayes as President.


Coating Maker Seeks R&D Manager

A leading global provider of protective and marine coatings is looking for a “forward-thinking R&D Technical Manager” at its Chicago location.


International Paint Names N. American Protective Manager

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has promoted Chris McMillan to Protective Coatings Marketing Manager for North America.


RPM Shuffles Top Finance Team

The parent company of Carboline, Stonhard, Tremco and other industrial coatings brands is reshuffling its financial leadership team as its CFO prepares to step down.


VA Coating Inspectors Needed

Quinn Consulting Services Inc. is seeking several experienced coating inspectors in the Virginia area for seasonal and full-time positions.


Industrial Scientific Names Sales Chief

Industrial safety veteran Larry Kilian has joined Industrial Scientific Corp. as senior director of sales for the Americas, Australia and New Zealand.


Jet Edge, Hempel Increase Sales Teams

Waterjet manufacturer Jet Edge and coatings maker Hempel USA have both added key figures to their sales teams.


Protective Coating Advisor Needed

Protective coating specialists experienced in the wind, rail, oil and gas and marine markets are being sought for a position as a coating advisor.


Hard Times Yield a Silver Lining

Forced in recent years to do more with less, construction-related companies finally have something good to show for it: outstanding productivity.


Consultant Seeks Coatings Inspectors

T.C. Inspection Inc. has several openings for NACE Level I and II coating inspectors for refinery, water and pipeline projects in Northern California.


PPG Seeks Commercial Coating Manager

PPG Industries is seeking a commercial coatings market manager to be based at its offices in Strongsville, OH.


Polycoat Expands Sales, Tech Force

Swimming against the cutback tide, protective coatings maker Polycoat Products has beefed up its North American sales and technical support staff with 20 new additions.


AkzoNobel Seeks UK Quality Manager

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company, has an opening for a Supply Chain Quality Manager in the UK and Ireland.


International Paint Names Protective Coating Tech Manager

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has promoted Brad Berkmeyer to Protective Coatings Technical Manager for North America.


Shipboard Corrosion Assessor Needed

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. has a full-time opening for an Apprentice Shipboard Corrosion Assessor at its National City, CA, location.


PPG Seeks Technical Service Rep

PPG Architectural Coatings has an opening in the Pittsburgh, PA, area for a Technical Service Representative.


Masco Corp. Seeks Marketing VP

Masco Architectural Coatings, a division of global building products supplier Masco Corp., has an opening for a vice president of international marketing.


Takeover-Hungry RPM Names New Development Chief

Swallowing a new company about every other month now, RPM International Inc. has named Scott Copeland director of corporate development to focus on its acquisition program.


Epoxy Maker Seeks Tech Service Manager

Emerald Performance Materials LLC, producer of polymers and performance materials, is seeking a highly skilled chemist to plan and direct technical service activity related to the company’s ...


International Paint Marine/Protective Names New GM for Americas

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has named Neil Plowman as the company’s new Marine & Protective Coatings General Manager, Americas.


Protective Coating QA Advisor Needed

A Houston-based company is seeking an experienced protective coating specialist to advise customers on the use and application of coating systems.


Elcometer Expands W. Europe Operation

Fresh off the launch of its Japan office, instrument maker Elcometer has expanded its Western Europe operation, with new products, offices and personnel.


Bayer MS Names Key Coating Sales Chief

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Marc Daniel Block as director of regional key account sales for its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) business unit.


ERS Inks Distribution Deal, Expands Team

Engineered Resin Solutions has signed a deal with ErgonArmor to sell ERS NovoCoat throughout the Eastern U.S. and Caribbean, expanding the young company’s presence in refineries and plants t...


BASF Shuffles Global Coatings Leaders

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, has announced a realignment of its international coatings leadership, with new presidents for its coatings and polyurethanes divisions and related...


Dow Coating Names North America GM

Dow Coating Materials, a global business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has named Jose Maria Bermudez as the new general manager for North America.


Dur-A-Flex Names R&D, Marketing VP

Polymer floor and wall systems supplier Dur-A-Flex has named David Hughes vice president of marketing, research & development.


Spider Adds LA, NC District Sales Reps

Global access equipment provider Spider, a division of SafeWorks, has hired new district sales representatives for its operations centers in Charlotte, NC, and New Orleans.


Hempel Taps Oil & Gas Marketing Chief

The Hempel Group, a global provider of protective coatings, has announced the addition of Kunal Nadkarni as Group Oil and Gas Segment Manager to the company’s marketing team.


DOT’s LaHood to Resign in 2013

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, the Cabinet’s only Republican, says he will leave his position in 2013 if President Obama is re-elected.


JLG Names Global Marketing VP

JLG Industries Inc., manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has added Brad Nelson to its executive team as global vice president of marketing.


Barton Names Regional Sales Manager

Barton International, the leading supplier of garnet abrasives for waterjet cutting and blast media, has announced the appointment of Ray Lindberg as Regional Sales Manager for the Western G...


Flame Control Names New President

Flame Control Coatings LLC has announced the appointments of Tim Miller as the company’s new president and Ryan Najmulski as marketing manager.


Dow Coating Names W. Coast Sales Chief

Dow Coating Materials has appointed veteran specialty chemical sales professional Michael Lewis to the position of West Coast Sales Manager, responsible for all aspects of sales operations a...


PPG Names EHS VP, Asia-Pacific Coatings Chief

PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Diane Kappas as vice president, environment, health and safety (EHS), effective Oct. 1. Kappas will succeed John Richter, who has been named v...


Dow Coating Names New GM for EMEA

Dow Coating Materials has appointed Anton G. Van Beek as General Manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.


People on the Move: Hempel, Dur-A-Flex, Saint-Gobain Make Changes

New senior leadership has been installed at coatings maker Hempel USA; industrial flooring systems provider Dur-A-Flex Inc.; and Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company.


Industry Loses DeFelsko Founder

Frank Koch, president and founder of DeFelsko Corp., died Aug. 8 from the effects of a stroke he had suffered several days earlier.


Concrete Coatings Maker Names Manager

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, has announced the appointment of Gilbert Hernandez as production manager.


AkzoNobel Appoints new IR Director

AkzoNobel has appointed Jonathan Atack as Corporate Director of Investor Relations at the world’s largest paint and coatings company. He will take up the position Oct. 1.


Park Derochie Names Coatings, Sales Chiefs

Canadian industrial painting contractor Park Derochie Inc. has named Gil Rogers as Coatings Division Manager and Jim Panko as Director of Sales.


Ergodyne Names New Marketing Director

Ergodyne, manufacturer of work and protective gear, has named Mike Dinndorf as its new Marketing Director.


PPG Aerospace Names Coatings Chief

PPG Industries’ aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings and Brent Wright as global platform director for transparencies, succeeding Cancilla.


Dow Names Performance Products Chief

The Dow Chemical Co. has appointed Joe Harlan as president of Performance Products and Performance Systems Division and an executive vice president of Dow.


Hempel Names Americas Marketing Manager

Hempel USA has hired Jose Luna, a veteran of AkzoNobel and ICI, as Regional Marketing Manager of the Americas.


AkzoNobel Shuffles Global Leadership

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company, has made worldwide leadership changes to many of its geographic and business sectors, including protective and marine coatings.


A Coatings Career Cloaked in Color

Chernobyl. Mafia diplomacy. Portugal. Moscow. Deadly fires. Rotterdam. Scotland. Marseille. Notes from James Bond’s calendar?


Dur-A-Flex Names New Operations VP

Dur-A-Flex Inc., maker of industrial flooring systems and polymer components, has named Peter Zazzaro as Vice President of Operations.


PPG Revamps Global Coatings Leadership

PPG Industries, the world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company, has announced new global leadership for its protective and marine, industrial, aerospace and architectural coatings businesses.


FCA Names New VP, Safety Specialist

The Finishing Contractors Association has hired Cindi Spangler, of St. Louis, MO, as its new Central Regional Vice President and Safety Specialist.


Hempel Taps Multinational Coordinator

Protective and marine coatings maker Hempel has named Ben Stallings the company’s new Group Multinational Coordination Manager, focusing primarily on the U.S.-based companies that have major...


PPG Industries Announces New CFO

PPG Industries Inc. has appointed David B. Navikas senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, reporting to Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch.


3M Changes Industrial Leadership

3M has named Hak Cheol (H.C.) Shin executive vice president of International Operations and Christopher D. Holmes executive vice president of the Industrial and Transportation Business.


Huntsman Names Asia Pacific CEO

Huntsman has named Anthony P. Hankins to the new role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Asia Pacific, based in new regional headquarters in Hong Kong.


BYK-Chemie Names Managing Director

BYK-Chemie GmbH has announced the appointment of Albert von Hebel to succeed the retiring Gerd Büscher as Managing Director.


People on the Move: Changes Afoot At BASF, Bayer MS, Michelman, US Zinc

The raw materials industry is on the move again, with a new helmsman at BASF; honors and appointments at Bayer MaterialScience; a new EVP at US Zinc.


ASA Mourns Sudden Loss of President

The American Subcontractors Association is mourning the unexpected death of president Timmy McLaughlin, a civil construction project manager who died Thursday night (June 9) after a non-work...


People on the Move: Coating Companies Announce Changes

Coatings companies, contractors and organizations have announced a number of key promotions and appointments recently, with faces in new places at Certified Coating Specialists, Hi-Temp Coat...


PPG Shuffles Leadership Positions

PPG Industries has announced a variety of changes in its coatings and silica executive lineup. All were effective May 1.


Valspar to Pay Retiring CEO for FY11

Outgoing Valspar Corp. CEO William Mansfield will continue to receive his $950,000 salary through the end of the paint and coatings company's fiscal year.


JADCO Struggles After Founder’s Loss

JAD Equipment Co. owner James “Jamie” Dagan was a first-class jokester who had spent 32 of his 48 years around spray equipment, making him the go-to guy for customers, colleagues and vendors...


Valspar Names New CEO, CTO

Valspar Corp. president and chief operating officer Gary E. Hendrickson will succeed William L. Mansfield as the company’s chief executive officer, effective June 1, the company’s Board of D...


JLG Revamps Sales, Support Lineup

Access equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. has realigned its global sales, market development and customer support leadership to fine-tune its regional market focus.


Dur-A-Flex Appoints Ferris President and COO

Dur-A-Flex has announced the appointment of Peter Ferris as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2011.


Toy Safety Chief to Chair ASTM Board

ASTM International has elected Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety in East Aurora, NY, 2011 chairman of the board of directors—the organization...


DuPont Performance Coatings Shifts Leadership Team

DuPont Performance Coatings has made several key changes in its leadership recently, with the departure of two vice presidents and the arrival of one.


International Paint Appoints 3 To Protective Coatings Team

International Paint LLC has made several significant changes in its global Protective Coatings leadership, naming a new senior market manager, distributor coordinator, and Latin America mana...


Wastewater, Polyurethane Industries Name New Leadership

The wastewater treatment and polyurethane industries have new leaders and advocates at the helms of their professional associations.


Elcometer Names Tech Support Manager

Global inspection equipment supplier Elcometer Inc. has announced the appointment of Lynn M. Hagan as Technical Development and Support Manager for the United States and Canada.


Valspar Names Global Industrial VP

The Valspar Corp. has announced the appointment of Roeland H. Polet as Senior Vice President, Global Industrial, with worldwide responsibility for the General Industrial and Coil Coatings li...


Harsco Corp. Names New President, CCO

Harsco Corp. has announced the appointment of Daniel S. McAtee as President of Harsco Minerals, succeeding Gene A. Iannazzo, who becomes Chief Commercial Officer for Harsco Metals and Harsco...


DuPont Shuffles Coatings Leadership

DuPont has made key changes in its Performance Coatings leadership, naming John G. McCool as President to replace Terry Caloghiris, who becomes President of Strategic Initiatives.


AkzoNobel Expands, Shuffles Global Leadership

AkzoNobel will add four new members to its senior leadership committee and make several other executive changes worldwide in anticipation of “new strategic ambitions” to be announced Tuesday...


Richard Stehly, ACI President, Dies

Richard D. Stehly, a pillar of the American Concrete Institute for 30 years and its president for six months, died unexpectedly Sept. 18 after playing hockey with friends.


Spider, Barton Mines Change Sales Teams

Barton Mines Co. has appointed a new Northeast regional sales manager, while Spider has named a new district sales representative in the Midwest.


PPG VP Resigns; Solar Performance Group Formed

PPG Industries senior vice president Victoria M. Holt has abruptly resigned to head Spartech Corp. in the wake of PPG’s launch of a new Solar Performance Group.


Abrasives Exec Joins Harsco; Gaco Taps VP

Harsco Minerals has appointed Dominic DeAngelo as Product Manager of Abrasives and Roofing, while Pat Hatem has become a Vice President for Gaco Western.


New Faces at Gaco Western, Barton

Coatings and spray-foam supplier Gaco Western and garnet abrasives maker Barton Mines Co. have announced personnel changes.


Rodd Retires as Wooster Brush President; Fagert Takes Helm of Company

The Wooster Brush Company announced the retirement of Allan K. Rodd as president and treasurer after more than 42 years with the company, the last 12 as president.


William Dimmick Dies; Co-founded Crown Polymers

Crown Polymers executive William "Bill" Dimmick, a respected and popular leader of the polymer industry, passed away unexpectedly at his home July 15 in Crystal Lake, IL. He was 47.


PPG Announces 4 Executive Reassignments

PPG Industries has announced four new executive assignments, including new appointments to its Executive and Operating Committees.


Frato Joins Spider as N.Y. District Sales Manager

Marc Frato has joined the Spider division of Safeworks LLC as district sales manager for the New York location, with responsibility for representation to the contractor and facility-owner ma...


Short Elliott Hendrickson Names Claassen President

Professional services firm Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) named Sam L. Claassen, PE, the company’s new president, effective July 1.


Devonport Joins Arkema as Research Leader

Wayne Devonport, Ph.D., has joined Arkema Emulsion Systems in Cary, N.C., as a global coatings research leader, with responsibility for the global research and product-development strategy f...


Miceli Named VP, GM of Guzzler, Vactor

Federal Signal Environmental Solutions Group appointed Sam Miceli vice president and general manager for the company’s Guzzler Manufacturing and Vactor Manufacturing subsidiaries. Miceli is ...


PPG Names Bost VP, General Counsel

PPG Industries Inc. named Glenn E. Bost II senior vice president and general counsel. Bost becomes a member of PPG’s executive and operating committees, reporting to chairman and CEO Charles...


PlastiKote Re-Launched, with New Manager

The Valspar Corp. has re-launched the PlastiKote brand of automotive paints and has tapped a former Trex Company executive to be the brand’s new category manager.


BASF Announces Leadership Changes

BASF’s regional division Europe will be getting a new president with the retirement of Dr. Walter Seufert, the company has announced.


PPG VP Joins Carpenter Technology as CEO

PPG Industries Inc.’s senior vice president for industrial coatings will become president and CEO of specialty alloy producer Carpenter Technology.


Riley Joins Elcometer as sales manager

Michael Riley has joined Elcometer Inc. as sales manager for the U.S. and Canada, with responsibility for sales, marketing, and a stronger sales presence by the company and its expanded prod...


Ace Renews Asian Deals, Names International Chief

Ace Hardware Corp. has named Bob Moschorak president and general manager of Ace International, with responsibility for worldwide growth initiatives, and has renewed two agreements to strengt...


Nawkaw Announces Territory Appointment

Nawkaw Corp. announced that Operations Manager Mike Honeyman will assume responsibility for customer-service and project-management functions in the company’s Southwest territory of Texas, L...


Bayer MaterialScience Names Sales Director

Bayer MaterialScience LLC named Xiaobin Zhong sales director, regional key accounts, for the company’s Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS), North America business.


AAA Painting Names Product Specialist

Rich Schutt has joined AAA Painting Contractors Inc., Wheaton, Ill., as a commercial/industrial product specialist, with responsibility for development of customer relationships as the compa...


Blastrac Promotes Rippman, Robb

Blastrac NA announced the promotions of Jonn Rippman to national sales manager and training director and Paul Robb to engineering manager.


Dow Corning Names Commercial Director

Dow Corning Corp. has named Jim Hayes commercial director for the Dow Corning Construction Industry, Americas region.


ASA Elects Leaders, Certifies Ethical Contractors

Members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected construction executive Timmy McLaughlin as its 2010-11 president and have selected a slate of new officers.


International Paint Protective Coatings Names Two Fire Protection Managers

International Paint Protective Coatings has named David Hunter and Bill Dempster Fire Protection Business Managers, overseeing all sales and service efforts for the company’s Chartek® and In...


MATCOR Names General Manager

MATCOR® Inc. (Katy, TX) has appointed Timothy Disney as General Manager of the Houston/Gulf Coast operations.


QSC Names Business Development Director

Quest Specialty Chemicals (Walled Lake, MI) has named Jim Caporuscio as director of business development.


Nuclear Scientist to Chair ASTM

Roger E. Stoller, Ph.D., of Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory, has been elected 2010 chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International.


Mitchel Named President of Technology Publishing/PaintSquare

Peter Mitchel, a veteran publishing industry executive serving on the Board of Directors of Technology Publishing/PaintSquare, has been appointed President of the company by CEO Harold Hower...


RPM Announces Appointments

Tracy D. Crandall has joined RPM International Inc. as associate general counsel, and Brian Rufus has joined the company as senior internal auditor.


CPS Names CEO

CPS Color Group Oy (Vantaa, Finland), a supplier of color solutions for the global paints and coatings industry, has announced the appointment of Henrik Lif as president and CEO.


Spider Hires Two Operations Managers

Spider (Seattle, WA), a division of SafeWorks, LLC, recently hired two operations managers.


PPG Names New Marketing VP

PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Patrick J. Kenny as vice president, corporate marketing, effective Nov. 1.


Cortec Fills Two Positions

Dr. Robert Kean has been hired as Bio Tech and Patents Manager, and Ken Motsinger has been hired as Technical Sales Director for Cortec® Coated Products (CCP).


Plasticolors Names Finance, Business Heads

Plasticolors, Inc., which makes chemical dispersions and pigments for paints, coatings, thermoset plastics, and related products, has appointed Mark J. Astorino finance director/treasurer an...


AkzoNobel to Realign Units, Shift Directors

Global coating and chemical maker AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) has announced plans to introduce more balance to its Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals portfolios as part ...


PPG Names Dellinger Senior Finance VP, CFO

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh, PA) has announced the appointment of Robert J. Dellinger as senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer designate, effective Sept. 8, 2009.


Altana Reappoints Wolfgruber CEO

Altana AG (Wesel, Germany) has reappointed Dr. Matthias l. Wolfgruber as chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2009.


Kryton Hires East U.S. Manager

Kryton International, headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has hired Paul Anderson as the territory manager for the eastern U.S.


EIFS Group Names New Director

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) has named David A. Johnston as executive director of the national, non-profit, technical trade association, which serves manufacturers, suppliers...


Farr APC Adds Thermal Spray Post

Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), located in Jonesboro, AR, has appointed Scott R. Goodspeed to the new position of thermal spray market manager.


 
 
   

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