KANSAS CITY, MO – Paul H. Colonna has been named Chief Executive Officer for Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) effective July 1, 2008. He will succeed Charles E. Bennett, who has served as CEO since Feb 1998, and has announced his retirement as of the same date.
Colonna has more than 20 progressive years as a business management professional, including the position of Vice President of Composites with CCP, which he has held since April 2004. Just prior to joining CCP, Colonna was with Composites One, LLC for over 10 years, most recently as General Manager of the West region.
Cook Composites and Polymers is one of the world’s largest producers of polyester gel coats, and its distributor network is North America's largest for composites and cast polymers. Headquartered in Kansas City, MO, CCP has manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. CCP affiliate companies include TOTAL, Cray Valley, Sartomer Reacciones Quimicas, Composites One and Progress Plastiques among others.