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Axalta Promotes New Refinish VP

Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Troy Weaver has been promoted to Vice President, Global Refinish.


Atlas Roofing Announces Leadership Changes

Atlas Roofing Corporation (Atlanta) recently announced the expansion of its leadership team with a new director of marketing and other senior promotions.


RPM Appoints Restructuring Officer

RPM International Inc. recently announced a personnel change to oversee the company’s 2020 MAP Growth operating improvement initiative.


PPG Hires New Procurement VP

Coatings firm PPG recently announced that it has appointed James T. Jones as vice president, procurement. The move takes effect July 1.


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.


New CRRC Member Appointed

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release the appointment of David A. Cocuzzi as ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Cool...


ChemQuest Exec Appointed as New CRRC Member

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced in an emailed press release the appointment of David A. Cocuzzi as ex-officio member of the board of directors for the Cool...


DowDuPont Taps Leaders of New Companies

Holding company DowDuPont—comprised of The Dow Chemical Company (Midland, Michigan) and DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware), which merged last year—recently announced its senior leaders for the up...


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...


PPG Announces New Controller

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG recently appointed a new vice president and corporate controller, following an investigation into the company’s financial reports earlier this year.


PPG Appoints New VP, Controller

Pittsburgh-based coatings firm PPG recently announced the appointment of a new vice president and corporate controller following an investigation into the company’s financial reports earlier...


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.


O'Malley Named MPI Executive Director

The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday that Cynthia O’Malley, formerly of KTA-Tator Inc., will take the role of executive director of Master Painters Institute LLC.


NACE Names New MPI Executive Director

The NACE International Institute announced Tuesday the appointment of Cynthia O’Malley as its new executive director for Master Painters Institute LLC.


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...


RPM Announces Operation Changes

Less than two weeks after announcing new initiatives as part of a cooperation agreement with fund manager Elliott Management, coatings and sealants holding company RPM Inc. said July 6 that ...


RPM Announces Leadership Changes

Less than two weeks after announcing new initiatives as part of a cooperation agreement with fund manager Elliott Management, coatings and sealants holding company RPM Inc. said July 6 that ...


Sanitized AG Forms New Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC recently announced that it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed...


Sanitized AG Forms New Coatings Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC announced last week it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed up ...


Covestro CSO Northcote Passes Away

Richard Northcote, chief sustainability officer for polymers giant Covestro, passed away at the age of 58, announced late last week.


PPG to Close Houston Plant

Global coatings manufacturer PPG has confirmed plans to shut down a plant in Houston after filing a notice with the Texas Workforce Commission disclosing upcoming job cuts.


PPG Announces Houston Plant Closure

Pittsburgh-based global coatings manufacturer PPG is planning to close a Houston manufacturing plant, according to documents filed with the Texas Workforce Commission.


PPG Fires Controller Amid Financial Investigation

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced Thursday that it has terminated its former vice president and controller after an internal investigation revealed improper accounting practices str...


PPG Fires Controller Amid Accounting Investigation

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced Thursday that it has terminated its former vice president and controller after an internal investigation revealed improper accounting practices not...


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.


Covestro Expedites CEO Succession

Polymers giant Covestro AG announced Friday that Markus Steilemann will take the helm as CEO of the company on June 1 as Patrick Thomas retires, months earlier than originally projected.


Covestro Expedites CEO Succession

Polymers giant Covestro AG announced Friday that Markus Steilemann will take the helm as CEO of the company on June 1 as Patrick Thomas retires, months earlier than originally projected.


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.


AkzoNobel Taps Specialty Chemicals CFO

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has named Renier Vree, formerly of design and engineering firm Arcadis, chief financial officer of its Specialty Chemicals business.


AkzoNobel Names CFO for Specialty Chemicals

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has named Renier Vree, formerly of design and engineering firm Arcadis, chief financial officer of its Specialty Chemicals business.


Keehan Named President at APC

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings announced Friday that David J. Keehan has taken the position of president.


Covestro Names New CFO

Specialty chemicals firm Covestro announced last week its choice of Thomas Toepfer to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2018.


Covestro Names New CFO

Specialty chemicals firm Covestro announced earlier this week its choice of Thomas Toepfer to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2018.


ACI to Host Virtual Job Fair

The American Concrete Institute announced Monday (Nov. 27) that it will be hosting its inaugural virtual career fair next year.


Covestro LLC Announces CEO, Personnel Changes

Covestro LLC, the global polymer company’s North American business, recently announced that the head of its Polyurethanes business will be taking the helm as CEO next year.


Covestro LLC Announces New CEO

Covestro LLC (Pittsburgh), the global polymer company’s North American business, announced last week that the head of its Polyurethanes business will be taking the helm as CEO next year.


PPG VP Announces Retirement

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


Obituary: Angus Wurtele, Valspar CEO

C. Angus Wurtele, Valspar's former CEO who built the company up over the course of his career, died earlier this month at age 83.


Obituary: Angus Wurtele, Valspar CEO

C. Angus Wurtele, the CEO who built Minnesota Paints Inc. into Valspar over his 36-year career at the company, passed away earlier this month at age 83.


Survey IDs Hardest Industry Positions to Fill

An industry-wide survey has indicated that 70 percent of construction firms are having trouble finding qualified craft workers, another symptom of what industry groups say is an ongoing labo...


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.


AkzoNobel Reaches Agreement with Elliott Advisers

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with hedge fund Elliott Advisors, bringing at least a temporary end to the dispute over the Du...


AkzoNobel Brokers Agreement with Elliott Hedge Fund

AkzoNobel, a paints and coatings manufacturer based in Amsterdam, announced Wednesday that an agreement with hedge fund Elliott Advisors had been reached, bringing a temporary end to the dis...


Obituary: Jim Johnson, Chlor Rid Founder

Jim Johnson, a pioneer in the field of soluble salt testing and removal and founder of Chlor Rid International Inc., passed away June 20 at his home in Yaak, Montana at age 75.


PPG Releases Q2 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries announced its second-quarter earnings Thursday morning, touching on a slight uptick in net sales year over year and also discussing the impact tha...


PPG Steady in the Second Quarter

PPG Industries reported a modest increase in net sales despite a slight dip in volumes in the Performance Coatings segment in its second quarter, according to the coatings manufacturer's Q2 ...


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.


Obituary: Charlie Simmons, Puget Sound Shipyard

Charlie Simmons, who rose to a number of leadership positions at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and worked closely with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings to help bring new methods, stand...


Hedge Fund Sues AkzoNobel Over Chair

Elliott Advisors, an arm of investor Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, is now the largest shareholder of coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, and is attempting to force out Antony Burgmans, chai...


Hedge Fund Sues AkzoNobel Over Chair

An activist hedge fund has filed a new suit in an effort to oust the supervisory board chair of coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel in the wake of the Amsterdam firm’s denial of a months-long me...


AISC Announces New Bridge Division VP

The American Institute of Steel Construction announced its new vice president of bridges along with two other promotions late last week.


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.


Covestro Appoints Steilemann as CEO

German polymer giant Covestro announced that Markus Steilemann has been appointed as the firm's next CEO.


Polymer Giant Covestro Appoints Steilemann as CEO

German polymer company Covestro (Leverkeusen) announced that Markus Steilemann has been appointed as the firm's next CEO.


New Certification Targets Fair Architecture Firms

A new certification initiative has just been launched with the hopes of highlighting which architecture firms treat their staff well with fair and equal—not to mention legal—pay.


AkzoNobel Shareholders Apply Pressure

In the wake of AkzoNobel's third rejection of a merger proposal from rival PPG Industries, some shareholders of the Dutch coatings firm are continuing to use their clout—and the courts—to tr...


Shareholder Turmoil Heats Up at AkzoNobel

Shareholders of Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel are raising concerns amid the company’s rejection of rival PPG Industries’ third merger proposal earlier this month.


Largest Shipyard in U.S. Names New Leader

Newport News Shipbuilding, the largest shipyard in the United States, has announced that Jennifer Boykin will take the helm as its president effective July 1.


AkzoNobel Rejects Meeting Request, Backs Chair

Dutch coatings company AkzoNobel has officially declined a shareholder request for an Extraordinary General Meeting.


AkzoNobel Denies Hedge Fund's Meeting Request

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Tuesday (April 25) that it officially rejected a request by sharefholders to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss an ouster of the firm'...


AkzoNobel Backs Chair, Questions PPG

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel says it has full confidence in Antony Burgmans, the chair of its supervisory board, after some shareholders requested an Extraordinary General Meeting ...


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.


RCMA Taps New Association Leader

An experienced association executive has been selected to lead the trade organization that represents makers of asphaltic and reflective roof coatings and suppliers to the roof coatings indu...


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...


RCMA Recognizes Key Players

During the annual roof coatings conference, held at the end of February, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association elected two new members to its board of directors and recognized three me...


Flooring Expert Joins ChemQuest

A floor coverings expert with more than 35 years of experience has been tapped by The ChemQuest Group.


ChemQuest Hires Floor Coverings Expert

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has announced the addition of Stephen Chase to its team, as senior consultant.


AkzoNobel Announces Protective Coatings Hire

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has named coatings industry veteran Steven Feldman to be its Business Director, Protective Coatings North America.


Report Tackles Worker Health Issues

Nearly a third of construction workers lack health insurance despite half experiencing at least one doctor-diagnosed health condition, according to a recent report.


Program Explores Workplace Diversity

This year’s Women in Coatings session at SSPC 2017, which closed Thursday (Feb. 2) in Tampa, looked beyond the role of women in the industry’s workforce to also explore the skills and attrib...


ChemQuest Adds Tech Expert

Dr. Sudhir Hublikar has been hired by The ChemQuest Group Inc. to fill the role of Technology and Innovations Director, bringing expertise in coatings and chemical technology, the company re...


PPG Announces Leadership Change

PPG has named Vincent J. Morales senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 1.


PPG Names Morales CFO

Paints and coatings manufacturer PPG has announced that Vincent J. Morales will become its senior vice president and chief financial officer starting March 1.


Technology Expert Joins ChemQuest

The ChemQuest Group Inc. has announced the appointment of coatings and chemical expert Dr. Sudhir Hublikar as its new Technology and Innovations Director.


China to Ease Israel’s Labor Woes

China has agreed to send up to 20,000 construction workers to Israel to help alleviate the country’s labor shortage.


Boeing Paint Firm to Close Plant, Dismiss 200

A painting subcontractor providing services to The Boeing Company will lay off nearly 200 workers early next year when its contract with the multinational aerospace corporation expires.


AIA CEO: Sorry for ‘Tone-Deaf’ Statement

Leaders of the American Institute of Architects have issued a public apology, after drawing fire from its members and others in the architecture community for a statement released following ...


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.


Survey: Architecture Shows Gender Pay Gap

The results of a recent survey suggest a gender pay gap exists in the field of architecture, but also reveals signs that diversity in the industry is on the rise.


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).


Obituary: Jerry Hoyle, CEO of CTS Cement

A concrete expert with over four decades of experience in the industry has passed away.


Whistleblower to Cost Masonry Firm $135K

One of the nation’s largest producers of masonry units has agreed to pay $135,000 in back wages and compensatory damages to a former employee in a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labo...


RPM Board Director Retires

After 55 years of service, Thomas C. Sullivan has officially stepped down as director of the multinational holding company RPM International.


Thomas C. Sullivan Retires from RPM Board

Multinational holding company RPM International recognized a handful of changes to its board of directors at its annual meeting of stockholders, including the retirement of one director who ...


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...


House Attempts to Stall Overtime Rule

With the Labor Department’s controversial overtime rule set to be enacted in just two months, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week intended to delay its start by six mon...


Overtime Rule Outrage: New Bill, Lawsuits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday (Sept. 29) to stall the Labor Department’s controversial overtime rule for six months—the latest volley in the dispute over the rule that aim...


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...


Hotel Contractor Hit with Hefty Fines

A Texas-based commercial contractor faces more than $750,000 in fines for allegedly cheating 65 workers out of their proper compensation on a $25 million hotel renovation project in Hawaii, ...


Audit Details Problem-Plagued Hospital

Department of Veterans Affairs leaders have been accused of “gross mismanagement” when it comes to federal oversight of a $1.7 billion VA hospital in Aurora, CO, according to a new audit.


Anodizing, Coatings Expert Joins Chemeon

A business-to-business provider of metal surface engineering solutions has announced the hire of a new executive who will bring expertise in anodizing and conversion coatings to the firm.


Lawmakers Demand Answers for Project Costs

The budget-busted Veterans Affairs hospital construction project outside of Denver has once again been thrust into the national spotlight.


AkzoNobel Names New Chemical Leader

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


Remembering a Coatings Pioneer

Paul I. Meli Jr., who passed away Aug. 29 at age 93, was a pioneer in coatings chemistry.


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.


DOL Calls for NM Wage Data

As part of its ongoing survey by state, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is calling for participation in its wage determination survey of construction projects wit...


DowDuPont Merger Gets Investors’ Nod

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have each received the formal approval of their respective stockholders to move forward with their planned merger.


DowDuPont Deal Achieves Milestone

The proposed $130 billion merger that would unite The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont Co. has been formally approved by each company's stockholders.


PPG-MetoKote Leader Named

Fortune 500 paint and coatings maker PPG announced a new appointment to its executive leadership team Monday (July 11).


Dow Corning Restructuring Complete

After 73 years, the Dow Chemical Company and Corning Inc. have restructured their silicones joint venture.


Dow Takes Full Control of Silicones Business

With an eye toward enhanced material science capabilities, The Dow Chemical Company has completed its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, according to a June 1 anno...


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).


ACA Elects 2 Officers to Board

Two industry veterans, with a combined 70 years of experience, have been elected by American coatings manufacturers to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.


Longtime PPG Official Advances

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


ACA Names New Chairman, VP & Treasurer

American manufacturers of coatings have elected two leaders with more than 70 years in combined experienced to serve on the industry association’s board of directors.


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.


Dryvit’s Mike Murphy to Lead EIMA

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) has elected Mike Murphy, of Dryvit Systems Inc., as its new president.


Floor, Roofing Company Names Specialist

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


Father-Daughter Team Face Fraud Case

A New York-based father and daughter construction team are facing up to 15 years behind bars for allegedly cheating nearly a dozen subcontractors and a client out of more than $780,000.


$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...


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...


NAHB Elects New Leaders for 2016

The National Association of Home Builders elected four senior officers to its 2016 Board of Directors at the association’s recent annual conference in Las Vegas.


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...


Best of 2015, Newsletter Break Coming

Durability + Design News will soon wrap up its regular daily news coverage of 2015.


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.


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.


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.


Legal Status of Trump Workers at Issue

WASHINGTON--No stranger to controversy, mega builder and presidential candidate Donald Trump is now under fire for making inflammatory comments about immigrants.


Bayer MaterialScience Exec to Lead SSPC

PITTSBURGH--William M. Worms, a longtime Bayer executive who has overseen the company's $1.5 billion Polyurethanes Raw Material Sales business, has been appointed executive director of SSPC:...


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.


Fedrizzi to Leave USGBC

WASHINGTON--Rick Fedrizzi, founding chairman of the world's best-known green-building rating system, has announced that he will step down from his position at the end of 2016.


Obituary: Al Mordy, Cloverdale President

SURREY, B.C.--The North American paint and coatings community would not be the same without the work and dedication of the late Al Mordy.


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 Names Global Coatings VP

PITTSBURGH—PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Eric Thiele as vice president and business controller, global architectural coatings and protective and marine coatings.


PPG Shifts Coatings Execs

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


Concrete Group Elects Officers, Board

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI—A leading expert in seismic response of buildings and corrosion in concrete structures will lead the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for the 2015-16 term.


JPCL Seeks to Honor Young Talent

PITTSBURGH—The clock is ticking on nominations of young coatings professionals and students to be recognized in the industry's leading journal.


Curtain-Wall Exec to Lead Subs

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Dallas native Letitia "Tish" Haley Barker, president of Haley-Greer Inc., has been elected president of the American Subcontractors Association for 2015-16.


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.


Architect Michael Graves Dies

American architect Michael Graves, regarded as a champion of postmodernism and product design, died Thursday (March 12) in his home in Princeton, NJ. He was 80.


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.


PPG Veteran to Become Next President

Michael H. McGarry has been named president of PPG Industries Inc., capping a 34-year company tenure that has included senior management roles on three continents.


Nippon Paint Mogul Tops Wealthy List

Riding the crest of the booming Asian paint and coatings market, the founder of Nippon Paint South-East Asia Group (NIPSEA) has become the richest man in Singapore, and one of the richest in...


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.


New Leader Takes the Helm at AIA

A Chinese-born Texas CEO has been inaugurated as the 2015 president of the American Institute of Architects—the fourth woman in history to lead the organization.


Aging Code Officials Set for Mass Exit

More than 80 percent of building-code professionals across the U.S. expect to retire within next 15 years, and more than 30 percent plan to leave within five, according to a new report.


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.


MIT: Like It or Not, Diversity Pays

Workplaces with an equal split of men and women are more productive, even though some workers may not be happier, a new MIT study concludes.


New Leaders, Conference for EIFS Industry

On the eve of a rare high-profile symposium, the Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) industry has elected a new president and slate of directors.


Coating Industry Loses a Leader

"A consummate professional with a big warm heart" is just one of the tributes being paid to Scott B. Rice, a KTA-Tator Inc. vice president who was killed Monday (Sept. 9) in an automobile cr...


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.


Remodelers Association Elects Officers

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has named its 2014-15 officers.


Firms Report Booting Out the Boss

The number of U.S. design firms that are ousting their principals is on the rise, a new market survey finds.


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.


Building Industry on the Move for More

Almost half of building professionals are looking to leave their current positions in search of higher wages and better benefits 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 Veteran to Lead Research Group

An international group of coating makers has appointed an industry veteran as its new executive director.


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...


MPI Appoints New Standards Exec

Davis Kyle, a coatings industry veteran, has been named executive vice president of the Master Painters Institute.


PaintPAC Aims to Color 2014 Elections

The polls won’t open for months, but U.S. paint makers are already scouring the landscape for congressional and gubernatorial candidates to look after the industry after the November electio...


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 CFO to Depart

Coatings giant AkzoNobel says its chief financial officer Keith Nichols, 53, will step down at the end of June.


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.


Green Building Group Names President

After receiving federal favor for its green-building rating system, the Green Building Initiative has named a veteran sustainability advocate to serve as its next president.


PPG Names Industrial Coatings VP

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


Third Woman to Serve as AIA President

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, has been inaugurated as the 2014 American Institute of Architects president.


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.


British Coatings Group Taps New Leader

UK paint, coating and wallcovering manufacturers have chosen a new president from the pigments and printing inks industry.


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.


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.


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.


Ben Moore Shake-up Ousts New CEO

Scarcely a year after abruptly announcing the departure of its CEO, Benjamin Moore has just as suddenly sent his replacement packing.


Publishing Veteran to Lead D+D

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of Durability + Design, has named Gina R. Johnson as the magazine’s editor in chief.


Cladding Giant Taps N. American Chief

Aluminum giant Alcoa has announced the appointment of Nick Randall as general manager, Alcoa Architectural Products, North America.


Cansto Coatings Names New President

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


PPG Appoints New CFO, VPs

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


PPG Announces Key Leadership Moves

PPG Industries Inc. has announced several key executive appointments including the naming of Thomas E. Maziarz as vice president stores and dealers, architectural coatings, North America.


Arizona Polymer, Quest Name New Leaders

Two coatings companies have recently announced new shifts in leadership.


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 ...


Bayer Names New Coatings Chief

Bayer MaterialScience veteran Christine Bryant has been appointed to head Commercial Operations for the company's Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business in the NAFTA region.


NACE Names Education Director

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


Roof Coating Makers Honor 2

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association has recognized two of its members with distinguished leadership honors.


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.


PPG Veteran to Lead Expanded Unit

PPG Industries’ vastly expanded North American architectural coatings business will be a blended family led by a familiar face, the company says.


ASA Names Commercial Painter President

For the second consecutive year, members of the American Subcontractors Association have elected a painting contractor as their president.


CoatingsPro Names New Editor

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


Coating Veteran Named Rudd Sales VP

Paint and coatings maker Rudd Company Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Takac as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.


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 New Decorative Leader

AkzoNobel has appointed a new overseer for its beleaguered Decorative Paints business, recently walloped by a river of red ink and the sale of its North American business.


AkzoNobel Taps R&D Head for N. America

Graeme Armstrong, who oversees research, development, and innovation for AkzoNobel, has been appointed to lead the company's North American operations.


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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