AVON, OH - Maroon Group continues to expand its U.S. reach with the addition of John W. Lovell as its newest Midwest Account Manager to cover northern Illinois, Iowa and Kansas City.

With more than 16 years working in the chemical distribution arena at Brandt Technologies, Lovell has gained extensive knowledge in paint and coatings, plastics, and the graphic arts industries, as well as specialty markets such as color dispersions and bio agriculture. Before joining technical sales, Lovell spent six years as a research and development paint chemist at Seymour of Sycamore. He helped develop a number of new coatings, including assisting in Seymour’s first universal tint base for waterborne aerosols in a pre-charged can. Lovell was awarded three patents during his time at Seymour.