AVON, OH – Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) has promoted James R. DeChant to Vice President, Sales & Marketing. DeChant was previously APC’s ChemLine® Coatings Global Rail & Transport Sales Manager.

In this new role, DeChant will be responsible for sales and marketing activities and personnel covering APC’s businesses that are operating worldwide. His primary efforts will be to drive sales efforts for the company’s two leading coatings brands: MarineLINE®, used for cargo tanks of chemical and product tankers, and ChemLINE, used for specialized industrial coating applications.

David J. Keehan, President, Advanced Polymer Coatings, commented, “Our company continues to thrive as more companies worldwide find that our high-performance coatings deliver the corrosion-protection solutions they need. Jim DeChant is a veteran in our industry and talks the language of our customers. He understands their specific needs and works closely with the APC sales and marketing team to deliver exceptional service, versatility and product performance for MarineLINE and ChemLINE.”