Bob Connolly, national sales manager for United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL), Dunmore, Pa., announced the appointment of Paul Lawatsch, Victor, N.Y., as national accounts manager. In his new position, Lawatsch will act as the liaison between UGL and the company’s large retail chain accounts.
Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC, Chicago, has introduced Dr. David
a senior technical consultant for the newly created Atlas Consulting Group. Dumbleton
will lend his expertise in environmental durability and performance to a number
of Atlas customers, as well as focus on growing the North American consulting
ACCESSA Coatings Solutions has
hired Bill Goughenour as Wood
Coatings Business Unit manager. Goughenour will be working out of the
Indianapolis corporate facility and offers over 30 years of experience working
in the wood coatings industry, including specialization in technical support
and color design. Goughenour previously worked for Gemini Coatings in the
Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland, will strengthen its marketing efforts by establishing a Group-level unit for marketing development. Anna Mäkinen, M.A. and eMBA, has been appointed to lead the new unit. She has previously worked for Nokia Corporation in the position of senior marketing manager.
The Mahoning Paint Corp., Youngstown, Ohio, has appointed Raymond Morain vice president of technology. His responsibility will include research and development of innovative coatings with a specialized focus in waterborne, ultraviolet and urethane systems.
NexCen Brands, Inc., New York, has named Richard L. Platt Jr. president of the Waverly brand and NexCen’s Home Division. NexCen Brands also announced that Pamela Maffei Toolan would remain vice president of design for the Waverly Lifestyle Group. NexCen completed its acquisition of Waverly on May 2, 2007.
Marcel de Wolf, vice president of the Cook Composites and Polymers Coatings Resins Group, Kansas City, Mo., has announced that Dennis Ryer has assumed the new position of product manager for Liquid and Powder Resins. Ryer has been with CCP for 35 years, most recently in Research and Development as technical director for Polymer Coatings. In addition, Dr. Jeff Lackey has joined CCP as director of Research and Development for Coatings. Lackey brings to this new position 23 years of R&D management experience in a range of businesses, primarily with Dow Chemical.