J. Altenburger has been named vice president of new market
development for The Chemical Company, Jamestown, R.I. Darren W.
has also joined the company as Midwest territory manager.
who has been chief operating officer since October 2005 of Ciba
SpecialtyChemicals, Basel, Switzerland, will be appointed the new
CEO, while Armin Meyer, chairman of the board and
CEO, will focus on his role as chairman of the board.
International Paint LLC, Houston, a division of
Akzo Nobel, has hired Timothy Davis to serve as senior account
executive over the company’s protective
coatings sales throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Davis
was previously employed at Ameron International for one year as a technical
sales representative. He served another five years at Sherwin-Williams in its
industrial sales division.
The board of directors of Benjamin Moore & Co., Montvale, N.J., has
announced that effective July 1, 2007, Yvan Dupuy, chairman and chief executive
officer of the company, will relinquish the title of chief executive officer,
remaining solely as chairman. Denis Abrams, currently president and
chief operating officer of the coatings manufacturer and retailer, will succeed
Dupuy as chief executive officer, while continuing to retain the title of
president. The title of chief operating officer will be retired.
Eliokem, Akron, Ohio, has
appointed Olivier Faussadier, director and member
of the executive committee, to head up the newly created Ventures Department,
which is exclusively dedicated to finding acquisition opportunities in Europe,
Asia and the Americas. Since 2004, Faussadier was director of technology and
manufacturing and general manager of the Ningbo operations (China).
Akzo Nobel, Arnhem, the Netherlands, welcomes Ton
director of purchasing. Geurts joins Akzo Nobel following a successful career
at DSM, where he served in a wide variety of senior positions in legal
counseling, purchasing, and business and program management.
The CHEMARK Consulting Group, Inc., Southern Pines, N.C., has
senior architectural consultant. According to Phil Phillips, managing director of
CHEMARK, Giffins has had highly successful
experience in the architectural coatings business, the last 21 years with the
Kelly Moore Paint Company and the
last seven as president and
At DS Containers, Batavia, Ill., Brock
has been named director of sales, Midwest, and George Buckland, director of sales, East
Coast. They will report to Emil Obradovich, vice president of sales,
marketing and technical support.
White Plains, N.Y., has appointed Carl Mondoro general manager of Bunge
Biphor LLC. In his new position, Mondoro will be in charge of all operations
related to the development, marketing and manufacture of BIPHOR™ white
Lamberti Synthesis USA, Chattanooga, Tenn., an
operating division of Lamberti USA, has hired Robert J. O’Toole as business manager of the
newly formed company. O’Toole’s most recent duties were as business manager
(Polymers/Surfactants) and global director (Energy Cure) for the Cognis
Dr. Volker Petry is the new head of
applications in Europe for RAHN, Zurich, Switzerland. His main
duties are implementing customer projects, evaluating new and existing
products, and coordinating laboratory operations.
Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc., Tamaqua, Pa., announced that Anthony
recently joined the firm as director of global automotive marketing. Prior to
signing on with Silberline, Reed was a sales representative for NL Industries
and most recently worked for BASF in the pearlescent pigment business.
At Maroon Inc., Avon, Ohio, Dominic Romito has been promoted to
director of polymer technology and will manage the company’s resin portfolio. Steve
has been named inside sales manager, bolstering Maroon’s customer
BASF, Charlotte, N.C., has appointed Drew
sales manager for the BASF Acrylic Monomers and Superabsorbent Polymers
business in North America.
Russell Spotten has been named national
sales manager, surface preparation and coating applications, for Moisture
Control Services (MCS), Glendale Heights, Ill., a division of Munters AB.
Before joining Munters, Spotten was the senior industrial coatings specialist
for Central California at ICI Devoe Coatings.
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Our September issue features several articles on powder coating technology, as well as information on balancing performance on interior waterborne coatings, and a new nanocoating that improves surface cleaning and disinfecting.