TheFederation of Societies for Coatings Technology(Blue Bell, PA) has chosen George Pilcher to deliver the Joseph J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture during its 82nd annual meeting. Pilcher is currently the technical director for coil and extrusion coatings in the Americas and The Peoples' Republic of China for Akzo Nobel.

Eckart America LP (Louisville, KY) has promoted John Kruzel to national sales manager.

Rust-Oleum Corp. (Vernon Hills, IL) has announced the promotions of several marketing and sales officers. Tom Reed is now executive vice president, Rust-Oleum Group; Terry Horan is senior vice president, U.S. Consumer Marketing; and Ed Voorhees is senior vice president, U.S. Consumer Sales.

Byk-Gardner USA (Columbia, MD) has added Tom Ferrari to its Retail Color Systems Division as national sales manager.

Andrew Hrisanthopoulos has joined White Knight Engineered Products as a regional sales engineer. He will handle protective apparel accounts for the Midwest and West regions of the United States.

Pan Technology Inc. (Carlstadt, NJ) has appointed Robert Whitely to executive vice president and general manager, responsible for sales, marketing, R&D and technical service.