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Hempel Taps New North America VP

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Todd Cottrell will take over as the company’s Group Vice President for North America.

According to the company, Cottrell will be responsible for leading the growth of North America’s business line, which Hempel has a goal to double in size over the next five years.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Todd to the company,” said Lars Petersson, Hempel Group President and CEO.

“We have an ambitious growth strategy, which involves leading the industry in a number of areas—including customer-driven innovation and sustainability. A strong North American business is a key part of our vision, and Todd will help deliver the growth we need.”

Cottrell has worked in the coatings, resins and pigments industries for more than 20 years in the U.S., EMEA and Asia, in leadership positions in companies including PPG Industries, Kraton Polymers and Huntsman Corporation.

As Group Vice President for North America, he will also be a member of Hempel’s Operational Management Board.

“This is a very exciting time to join Hempel,” Cottrell said. “The company has a great reputation in the industry in North America—for its excellent products and services, as well as its company culture. I’m very much looking forward to taking the company further in the region.”


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business matters; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Hempel; Latin America; North America; Personnel; Personnel changes; Z-Continents

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