MacDonald to Lead Ashland's Coatings Additives Industry Group
August 5, 2009
WILMINGTON, DE – Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients (AAFI), a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has announced the appointment of Dale MacDonald as Vice President of its Coatings Additives Industry group.
MacDonald will be responsible for business management and strategy development, focused on driving growth of AAFI’s coatings additives business globally. “Dale has a proven successful track record across a variety of business management and leadership roles, spanning multiple industries and market segments,” said John Panichella, President AAFI. “His recent experience in leading the company’s growth efforts in China over the last three years brings an added dimension to Functional Ingredients as we continue to focus on growth and investment in that region.”
MacDonald joined Ashland in 1990 as a Business Development Specialist in planning and development. In 1996, he became the Director of Sales for Ashland’s Fine Ingredients business and was named Vice President of Ashland Distribution’s Midwest region in 2003. Most recently, MacDonald served as President, Asia Pacific, for Ashland Inc. and was based in Shanghai, China.