Tnemec (Kansas City, MO) has named Peter Cortelyou as president and COO. He was president of the company from 1986 to 1994, and has been on the board of directors since 1998. Before becoming president, Cortelyou served as vice president, finance, and executive vice president.

BASF (Southfield, MI) has appointed Rainer Michael Blair as group vice president, coatings, for the company in North America. He had been head of the automotive OEM coatings unit for BASF Coatings in Muenster, Germany.

BYK-Gardner USA (Columbia, MD) has added Mike Burns, director of sales, color systems, and Elaine Becker, product manager, color systems, to its Retail Color Systems Division. The two have more than 40 years of experience in color matching hardware, software and applications experience.