LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Carl Archer, a 36-year veteran of the coatings industry and a territory sales manager for ECKART America, has passed away.

According to John Kruzel, ECKART America director of sales - Coatings & Plastics, "Carl was a good friend and colleague and a valued member of the ECKART sales team. He will be greatly missed. He was well known and respected within the coatings industry."

Prior to joining ECKART, Mr. Archer worked for Millennium Chemicals (formerly SCM Chemicals) and the Glidden Pigments Group in Dallas.

Prior to SCM Chemicals, Mr. Archer worked for American Cyanamid's Pigments, Textile and Intermediate Chemicals in Dallas and the Plastics Additives Department in Houston.