GREERTON, New Zealand - New Zealand-based Altex Coatings has appointed Wynand Kruger to its newly created Technical Manager position. According to Managing Director Mike O’Sullivan, the appointment will further streamline and improve the high-end technical services upon which Altex Coatings has built its reputation.

Kruger will lead the Altex technical team, while also bringing focus and coordination to Altex Coatings’ technical services and R&D functions. Through this new position, the company aims to achieve enhanced levels of technical support to meet growing customer demand.

Drawing from its over 60 years of experience, Altex Coatings has several new ventures in the pipeline to compliment its traditional industrial and marine coatings business. Kruger and his technical team will drive these programs, providing key sales team support across all business segments.

Kruger has 25 years of overseas experience in environmental engineering, project management and process engineering within the petrochemical industry. He brings a wealth of personal experience and knowledge to this new position and to the New Zealand protective coatings industry.

Altex Coatings Ltd. specializes in the formulation, manufacture, and specification of high-performance industrial, marine, and flooring protective coatings throughout Australasia and the South Pacific.