Kerr-McGee Chemical L.L.C. named Tom Adams to the new position of vice president and general manager of the company's titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment division, with responsibility for the unit's global pigment business including operations, production, sales and marketing. Adams was formerly vice president of strategic planning and business development for Kerr-McGee Corp.
BASF named Jacques Delmoitiez, formerly head of BASF Coatings' Automotive Refinish/Commercial Transport Coatings Solutions Strategic Business Unit, to lead the company's "BASF 2015 Strategy - Help our customers to be more successful." Christoph Hansen, formerly head of Global Business Management for Automotive Refinish/Commercial Transport Coatings Solutions, was named to succeed Delmoitiez as head of the business.
SPX Process Equipment has named Chris Eckert technical director of Premier Mill, with responsibility for research and development, lab evaluations and technical support. Eckert was formerly Lab manager at Premier Mill.
CPS Color named Patrik Gallen vice president of the company's worldwide Customer Support activities and Stefan Schroer-Elpers chief operations officer of the company's worldwide Colorant Operations.
GretagMacbeth has named Mark Geeves vice president, Worldwide OEM Sales.
Wayne Hartman has joined Degussa as Regional Sales manager of the company's Aerosil and Silanes business unit in the Midwestern United States, with responsibility for a territory that includes Kentucky, Tennessee, southern Indiana and southern Illinois. Hartman was formerly Key Accounts manager for Wacker Chemical Corp. Ruediger Eberhard was named senior vice president and general manager of the Aerosil and Silanes business unit in North America.
Doty Horn has joined Benjamin Moore & Co. as director of Color and Design. Horn was formerly with J. Josephson Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer and distributor of contract wall coverings, and also has worked as Design Markets manager for Formica Corp. and with Armstrong World Industries' flooring group.
Vince Pignetti, Michael Laing and Ron Matthews have joined Ultra Additives Inc. as Regional Sales managers. Pignetti was named Northeast Regional Sales manager for the paint, coating, adhesive, ink and building product industries; Laing was named Regional Sales manager in the Midwest and Canada, and Matthews was named Regional Sales manager in the Southeast region.
Keystone Aniline Corp., a supplier of dyes, pigments and pigment dispersions, has named Larry Rosen Sales manager, John Andrews CEO and George Andrews president. Arthur Andrews will retire as CEO but will remain chairman.
Degussa named Thomas Trempler vice president and general manager of the company's Advanced Fillers and Pigments business unit in North America.
Reichhold Inc.'s board of directors elected Yasuji Tsunekawa, executive vice president of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals' (DIC) Industrial Materials Business Operation, chairman of the Reichhold board.
Rohm and Haas Co. appointed Carlos A. Festa, who was recently named director of all Latin American operations, vice president and director for the Latin American Region. He also is general manager for the Architectural and Functional Coatings business in Latin America and Country manager for Argentina.
Reynolds Industries Inc., Fort Mill, SC, has promoted Mike Pearce to director of Technical Sales. Pearce has been with the company, a supplier of manufacturing equipment, for 15 years.