WILMINGTON, DE - DuPont Titanium Technologies announced several key management and marketing appointments following the restructuring of the business into two distinct focus areas - the "core" TiO2 business and "business extensions." DuPont Titanium Technologies is the world's largest TiO2 producer.

The core TiO2 business consists of the pigmentary-TiO2 and minerals businesses for the plastics, coatings, paper and minerals markets. The business-extensions unit is targeted at new business opportunities that exist within existing segments and in new markets and technologies. The company said the focus areas are designed to improve cost competitiveness and ensure continued high-quality customer service.

Paul F. Cronshaw was named Regional Business director - North America, with responsibility for leading the core business's U.S. sales and service teams and providing strategic guidance to the DuPont Canada TiO2 pigments team. Key members of the North America team include Peter S. O'Sullivan, North America Sales manager, Coatings; Steven C. Sam, North America Sales manager, Paper; Ann K. Lopez, North America Sales manager, Plastics; and Angela R. Strzelecki, North America Technical Marketing manager.