KANSAS CITY, MO – Tnemec Co. Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings, has named Chase Bean President and Chief Operating Officer. In this new role, Bean assumes responsibility over all of Tnemec’s operations.

Bean served Tnemec as Executive Vice President for the last eight years, where he managed the sales, marketing, research and development, and technical services departments. Before this position, he held several other roles at Tnemec, including Vice President of Sales and Director of National Accounts, and before that, spent time in the field as a Principal Sales Representative in Minnesota. Bean brings with him over 20 years of experience in the paint and coatings industry.

“While serving Tnemec, Bean has demonstrated great leadership and management skills,” commented former President Pete Cortelyou. “Being a fourth-generation coatings expert, he carries with him the same family values and principles that Tnemec holds dear and will help keep the company’s traditions steadfast for years to come.”

Bean’s career experience at Tnemec has included the oversight of product development and commercialization, national account management, and employee development and mentoring. Bean’s experience building business relationships has also allowed him the opportunity to become an integral part of the coating manufacturer’s growth in the international market.

Cortelyou, who served as Tnemec President for 21 years, will continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) until the end of 2016 and will remain the Chairman of the Board.