DURHAM, NC - Reichhold has hired Dale MacDonald to fill the newly created role of Vice-President, NA Composites and Coatings. MacDonald will be based at Reichhold’s world headquarters in Durham, NC.
MacDonald is an established general manager with a background in both specialty and commodity products and chemical distribution. His commercial experience spans end-markets including coatings additives, composites, personal care, food, pharmaceutical, nutritional, general industrial and lubricants. MacDonald started his career with Dow Chemical and then joined Ashland Chemical. His most recent role at Ashland was Global Vice President - Channel Management, responsible for distribution across the company’s Specialty Ingredients business.
John Gaither, Reichhold’s President and CEO, commented, “Dale is a great addition to our management team. His experience and management style will enable us to optimize our North American Businesses, while working collaboratively with our managers in the rest of the world. Our NA Composites and Coatings businesses are unique and differentiated, but there are many opportunities to collaborate, utilize shared resources such as our plants more effectively, and ensure best practices across both businesses on both a regional and global basis.”