Kenneth X. Charbonneau, director of Color Marketing for Benjamin Moore & Co. for more than 30 years, has been named executive director of the Institute for Color Research, a division of Color Communications Inc.

An authority on color, Charbonneau will direct color-research and color-trends projects for Color Communications, a major manufacturer of color sampling, management, marketing, and merchandising systems for the paint and coatings, automotive, home-furnishings, textile, and other markets.

Charbonneau is a past president of the Color Marketing Group, and is a recipient of the organization’s Dimmick Award for outstanding achievement in the field of color marketing. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of color.