Malvern Instruments, Malvern, U.K., has appointed Stephen Carrington to the position of product manager for the company's rheology systems. The appointment reflects Malvern's continuing development and expansion of the company's team of rheology specialists. Malvern added rheological-properties measurement to its product portfolio with the acquisition of Bohlin Instruments and is committed to delivering excellent technical and applications support worldwide.
Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company, Exton, Pa., has promoted Jim Horgan to vice president of technology. As VP of technology, Horgan will be responsible for Sartomer's Technology Group, including product and process development, applications and technical service groups. He will report directly to Sartomer President Nick Trainer. Horgan replaces Dr. Gary Ceska, who is retiring after serving for 24 years as Sartomer's vice president of technology. Ceska will continue at the company as a technical advisor.
Reynolds Industries Inc., manufacturer of mixing and processing equipment, welcomes Gary Michal to the position of engineering manager. Michal has worked in engineering and engineering management for 24 years and has held similar positions with a number of different industrial equipment firms in the textile, automation and controls industries. While in these previous positions, he has led engineering groups in developing custom equipment solutions as well as designing production quality equipment. He holds two U.S. patents for innovative design-engineering solutions.
Fitz Chem Corp., a leading Midwest distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, plastics, ink, construction, adhesives and personal care industries, announced that Dominion Colour Corp. presented Ted Papousek with the "Salesperson of the Year Award" for outstanding sales performance of Dominion Colour Corp.'s products. The award was announced at ICE 2004, and a plaque and certificate were presented to Ted Papousek in December. Papousek is Fitz Chem's technical industry manager servicing the plastics industry.
R. Dana Sherman has joined the E.W.Kaufmann Co. as a sales representative covering Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Sherman's background includes previous experience in chemical sales as well as packaging products. Sherman will be responsible for the sales of E.W.Kaufmann's 21 principal product lines as well as equipment. E.W.Kaufmann is a chemical distributor covering the Northeast region, including the states of Maine through Virginia.
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has announced the promotion of Lawrence D. Sloan to president. Since joining ASC in 2001, Sloan has played a vital role in strengthening ASC's membership services and building strategic relationships with end-user organizations and other industry-related trade associations. Under his leadership, ASC's outreach to member companies has improved substantially, and several new programs and services have been developed.
James A. Trainham has been appointed vice president of science and technology for PPG Industries, succeeding Gerald W. Gruber, who is retiring in March after nearly 34 years with the company. Trainham joins PPG from Invista, Inc., formerly DuPont Textiles and Interiors, where he was chief technology officer from 2002 until its divestiture from DuPont earlier this year.