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Covestro Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Coatings and adhesives company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has appointed Sucheta Govil as Chief Commercial Officer.


Chemours Announces COO, CFO Promotions

Chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the promotion of chief financial officer Mark Newman to the newly created role of chief operation officer.


Hempel Names New CEO

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) announced early last week that Lars Petersson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be serving as the company’s new CEO, ...


PPG Taps New Architectural Coatings VP

Earlier this month global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Jaime Irick as Vice President, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada.


Axalta Names Interim CEO

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced that its Board of Directors appointed Robert Bryant, the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as the company’s inter...


RPM Announces Personnel Changes

RPM International Inc., parent company to names such as Carboline, Flowcrete and Rust-Oleum, recently announced multiple senior promotions as part of its organizational realignment.


Kemper Taps New CEO

Late last week, waterproofing and roofing company Kemper System America Inc. announced that Andreas H. Wiggenhagen will take over as CEO, overseeing operations across the United States, Cana...


Axalta Names New EMEA President

Global company Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) announced last week multiple personnel changes in its European regions, including the appointment of Yves Kerstens as Vice President and ...


Axalta Appoints New EMEA President

Global coatings company Axalta announced last week multiple personnel changes in its European regions.


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Global coatings firm PPG (announced two leadership changes earlier this week: Diane Kappas, currently vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, was appointed as the vice pres...


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Global coatings firm PPG (Pittsburgh) announced two leadership changes earlier this week: Diane Kappas, currently vice president, protective and marine coatings, Americas, was appointed as t...


AkzoNobel Approves New Board Chair

At its Annual General Meeting Thursday (April 26), global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel approved the appointment of Nils Andersen to its Supervisory Board in the role of chair, replacing A...


AkzoNobel Appoints New Chairman at AGM

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) voted Thursday (April 26) in favor of all resolutions at this year’s Annual General Meeting.


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced earlier this week the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, with the intention to elect him as Chairman, granted his...


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced yesterday the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, while also intending to elect him as Chairman, granted his appoi...


Aegion Names Head of Corrosion Protection

Pipeline services provider Aegion Corporation announced earlier this week that Brian Groody had joined the company as president of the Corrosion Protection platform.


PPG VP Announces Retirement

Last week, PPG Industries announced a number of personnel changes, including the retirement of executive vice president Viktor Sekmakas.


Covestro Names New Polyurethane, Coating Leaders

Polymer company Covestro announced Thursday that its Polyurethanes segment and its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segment will each be getting a new head.


Vanlancker Inherits Akzo, Initiatives Post-Büchner

Early Wednesday morning global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel announced that CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down effective immediately, citing medical reasons.


Büchner Resigns, Vanlancker in at AkzoNobel

Global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel announced early Wednesday that CEO Ton Büchner has resigned effective immediately, citing health reasons, and has been replaced by the firm's former ...


Breaking: AkzoNobel's Buchner Steps Down

Global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Wednesday morning (July 19) that CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down immediately, citing health reasons.


Breaking: AkzoNobel's Buchner Steps Down

Early Wednesday morning (July 19) global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that CEO Ton Büchner has stepped down effective immediately, citing health reasons.


Ex-Valspar CEO Joins Building Materials Firm

Weeks after The Sherwin-Williams Company completed its acquisition of Valspar Corp., an Illinois building materials company announced that former Valspar CEO Gary Hendrickson will be joining...


Former Valspar CEO Takes New Position

Building materials company CPG International announced Monday that it has appointed former Valspar Corp. CEO Gary Hendrickson as Chairman of the Board.


Bremm Named BASF Coatings President

A company veteran will be taking the helm as president of the Coatings division of chemical company BASF.


BASF Names New President of Coatings Division

Chemical company BASF Corp. has announced a new president for its Coatings division. Dirk Bremm, who has spent nearly two decades with BASF, was appointed to the position on April 1.


ACI Elects New President, Officers

A construction industry leader will head the American Concrete Institute for the 2017-18 term, according to an announcement from the organization.


Hayes to Helm Combined Brand-Safway Firm

Days after announcing their intent to merge, Brand Energy & Infrastructure Services and Safway Group have announced that current Safway chief executive Bill Hayes will be president and CEO o...


Chairman Retiring at Sherwin-Williams

Christopher M. Connor, Executive Chairman for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is set to retire Dec. 31, following a 34-year career with the paint and coatings manufacturer.


Sherwin-Williams’ Connor to Retire

After a 34 year run with The Sherwin-Williams Company, Executive Chairman Christopher M. Connor will retire Dec. 31, the company announced late Monday (Nov. 7).


Carboline Announces New President

A new leader will be taking over the helm for a top global supplier of coatings, linings and fireproofing products.


New Leader for Polymer Group

German chemical manufacturer Wacker has announced that Peter Summo will lead the company's Polymers division, which produces polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, p...


Wacker Polymers Welcomes New President

Wacker Polymers—a producer of the polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and more—has announced it will be under new leadership a...


AkzoNobel Names New Chemical Leader

Global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel will add a long-time DuPont leader to its executive committee.


Coatings Maker Names President

Gaco Western, a Seattle-based manufacturer of elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam, has named Chuck Skalski as president after 25 years with the company.


Dow to Lay Off 2,500

Within weeks of The Dow Chemical Company’s completion of its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, the specialty chemical giant announced the elimination of 2,500 job...


Dow to Cut Jobs, Close Plants

The Dow Chemical Company will cut 2,500 jobs in the wake of its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, and anticipates closing a number of facilities, including manufa...


Chesterton Taps New Leader

A.W. Chesterton Company, a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings, industrial fluid sealing systems and specialty industrial lubricants, has named one of its own to advance to ...


Changes Preface Dow, DuPont Merger

A new cast of leaders is shaping up as the merger between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont comes closer to fruition.


Dow, DuPont Name Leaders

In the lead-up to their pending merger, The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont have announced a number of leadership appointments.


Dow Corning Silicones Taps New President

Global silicones supplier Dow Corning has announced another top executive appointment to become effective immediately upon completion of Dow’s ownership restructuring with Corning Inc.


Dow Corning Exec to Retire

The chairman, CEO and president of Dow Corning Corp. plans to retire, Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning jointly announced in a statement released May 16.


Dow Corning Leader to Retire

The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation jointly announced the impending retirement of Dow Corning’s top executive in a statement released Monday (May 16).


Longtime PPG Official Advances

PPG has tapped one of its veteran employees to take on an executive role in its Latin America market.


Wacker Silicones Taps New President

Dr. Robert Gnann has been named president of Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors.


Wacker Silicones Names New President

Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors, named Dr. Robert Gnann as its new president, the company anno...


Tnemec Names Bean President, COO

One of the leading manufacturers of high-performance protective coatings has named its new president and chief operating officer.


Hempel Begins CEO Transition Period

Global protective coatings supplier Hempel has announced that its incoming chief executive officer has officially come on board.


Resin Supplier Names New CEO

Brussels-based specialty chemicals company Allnex has announced the appointment of Miguel Mantas to the position of CEO, effective Feb. 1.


Allnex Welcomes Mantas as CEO

A leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings has named a new chief executive officer.


Floor, Roofing Company Names Specialist

An international roofing and flooring solutions company has appointed a well-known construction expert to joint its team.


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

PPG Industries has named a new senior vice president for global architectural coatings and announced three other changes in executive management, too.


Construction Jobs Rise Throughout 2015

Most states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs last year, while states that support energy production and concern about worker shortages continued to be the dark spots in t...


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


D+D News Publisher Names New CEO

Technology Publishing Company, the publisher of Durability + Design News, has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer. Brion D. Palmer, a media executive with 30 years’ ex...


Hempel Appoints New CFO

One of the world’s top paint and coatings companies has hired a new chief financial officer to fill the vacancy left by the departing incumbent.


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

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


PPG Names Architectural Coatings VP

PPG Industries has announced leadership changes for its U.S. and Canadian architectural coatings markets.


Two RPM Leaders Receive Promotions

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


RPM Promotes Two Leaders

RPM Inc., the holding company for Rust Oleum, announced the appointment of John J. McLaughlin as a senior vice president.


Hempel Names New CEO

One of the world’s leading paint and coatings companies has named its new CEO, following a search initiated earlier this year.


USGBC Taps Fedrizzi’s Successor as CEO

The United States Green Building Council has tapped one of its own to take the lead when current CEO and co-founder Rick Fedrizzi leaves the organization at year’s end in 2016.


PPG Posts Q2, Names New CEO

PITTSBURGH--Coatings giant PPG has reported “all-time-record earnings” and multiple growth areas in its Q2 2015 financial results, released Thursday (July 16).


PPG Logs Q2, Announces New CEO

PITTSBURGH--Unfavorable currency translation took a toll on PPG’s second quarter and the coatings company has announced a change in leadership.


Hempel Announces CEO Vacancy

LYNGBY, DENMARK—One of the world's top paint and coatings companies has announced the imminent departure of its CEO even before it chooses his successor.


Hempel Seeking New CEO

LYNGBY, DENMARK—In an unusually public statement, Hempel A/S has announced both the impending retirement of its chief executive officer and the search for his successor.


SSPC Seeks Next Executive Director

A search is underway for a successor to longtime SSPC Executive Director Bill Shoup, who plans to retire from the society in September.


AkzoNobel Names CFO, VPs

Coatings giant AkzoNobel has announced several new leadership positions, including chief financial officer and two vice presidents for North American protective coatings markets.


First Woman to Lead ACA

Sandra Berg, president and CEO of Ellis Paint Company, has become the first woman to chair the American Coatings Association in the organization's 126-year history.


ACA Appoints First Female Leader

The American Coatings Association has announced its newly elected chairman is a chairwoman, making it the first time a female has taken the helm in its 126-year history.


PPG Names Industrial Coatings VP

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


KTA’s O’Malley Promoted to Lab Manager

KTA-Tator Inc. has announced the promotion of Cindy O’Malley, an 18-year veteran of the company, as the new Manager of Consulting and Laboratory Services.


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.


Benjamin Moore Appoints New CEO

A retail veteran has been appointed to take the helm of Benjamin Moore & Company as its third CEO in two years.


Director Sacked after 2nd Shipyard Fire

The director of a large Russian shipyard is getting axed after a nuclear submarine caught fire during maintenance operations, injuring 15 people.


PPG, Axalta Name Industrial Leadership

Two global coatings companies have announced executive-level changes in their industrial coatings units.


Cansto Coatings Names New President

Specialty coatings manufacturer Cansto Coatings has tapped an industry veteran of three decades as its new president.


SSPC Board Shifts after Election

Two new faces will represent painting contractors and other product suppliers on SSPC’s Board of Governors in the coming year, and a familiar face becomes vice president, the society has ann...


Painters’ Union Names New President

A one-time floor covering installer apprentice is the new leader of the 160,000-member International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.


IUPAT Unanimously Elects New Leader

For the first time in more than a decade, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades has a new president.


EPA Head Resigns Amid Cheers and Jeers

The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, Lisa Jackson, will step down this month after the President's State of the Union speech, the Environmental Protection Agency has anno...


 
 
   

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