People making headlines this month

Columbian Chemicals Co. announced the promotion of James P. Berresse to president, and said Chairman, President and CEO Manuel J. Iraola will retire, effective June 30.

The ChemQuest Group Inc., Cincinnati, has promoted Michael D. Brown to vice president. Brown joined the firm in 1999, and previously held marketing and product-management positions with DuPont Performance Coatings.

Degussa Engineered Carbons L.P., a joint venture of Degussa Corp. and Engineered Carbons Inc., has named Jack Clem president and general manager. Degussa Engineered Carbons, a supplier of carbon-black pigments, was launched April 1.

Sean Crow has joined Dowd and Guild Inc. as an account manager for the company's Cerritos, CA, sales office in Southern California.

Cardolite Corp. has named Ryan Davis Technical Sales representative for the company's line of phenalkamine epoxy curing agents and modifiers.

CDF Corp., a supplier of plastic inserts, liners, lids, and covers, has named Steve Duchon Product Manager - IBC Dry and Liquid Form-Fit Liners.

Shawn Feeney has joined Degussa Corp. as Marketing manager for specialty resins, with responsibility for promotion of the Coatings & Colorants business unit's specialty resins in the NAFTA region.

ITW Resin Technologies, a manufacturer of floor coatings and engineered epoxies for concrete maintenance and repair, has named Steve Feldman vice president, Sales & Marketing.

Larry Frank has joined LANSCO Colors as National Sales manager, with responsibility for management of LANSCO's chromium oxide green business.

Mauricio Gonzalez has joined Netzsch Inc. as National Sales manager for Mexico.

Acme-Hardesty Co., Blue Bell, PA, has named Bryan A. Huston to the newly created position of National Marketing manager.

Patrick B. Lutz has joined Engineered Polymer Systems/Color Corporation of America (EPS/CCA) as a Technical Sales representative based in Los Angeles.

Borchers GmbH, a unit of Bayer AG, has named Peter Manshausen managing director.

TMT-Pathway, a manufacturer and distributor of specialty traffic coatings and application equipment, has promoted Edward Ridge to vice president and general manager.

Hedwin Corp. a supplier of plastic liners for pails and drums, has named Guy S. Shipley to the newly created position of Liner Group Sales manager.

CFC International Inc., a manufacturer of specialty functional coatings, has named Friedrich Sommer managing director of CFC Europe.

Steve Stolz has joined Walsh & Associates Inc., St. Louis, as a sales representative based in St. Louis.

Raabe Corp. has named Rick Vanderkin director of Operations. Rita Dahl has joined the company as a Sales Service representative for the Northeast, with responsibility for service to customers in the northeastern United States.