KANSAS CITY, MO – Tnemec Co. Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings, has named Cory Brown Executive Vice President.

“Cory has served an important leadership role at Tnemec in many facets,” said Chase Bean, President and CEO of Tnemec. “With more than 20 years in the coating industry, he offers expertise in employee training and management, product development, operations, and competitive analysis.”

Prior to his current position, Brown served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Technical Services and Director of Technology Integration. Aside from these positions, his experience includes seven years as a Senior Technical Service Representative and five years as a Production Supervisor at Tnemec.

In his new role, Brown will oversee all manufacturing operations, distribution, technical service and customer service, as well as assume a leadership position for subsidiary operations at Tnemec Coatings (Shanghai) Ltd. and Tex•Cote LLC.

“I look forward to helping continue Tnemec’s legacy as a performance-focused, customer-centric coatings provider,” noted Brown. “Our company places great importance on communicating with industry organizations, our clients and representatives in the field, and our internal employees, which helps us keep our products innovative and our customers happy.”

Brown is a certified coating inspector with NACE International and is active in various industry-related organizations, including the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).