August Mack Environmental, Inc.has appointed Stephen Hohmanto the position of senior compliance manager andSherri Chambersto the position of business development representative. Hohman will be responsible for providing senior-level management and final (QA/QC) review on projects and proposals, as well as for identifying and developing business opportunities related to environmental compliance, construction management, and health and safety compliance activities. Chambers will work with property developers, banks and attorneys.
Phil Bechtold, sales manager, Industrial and Consumer Goods of Rohm & Haas Powder Coatings, was installed as president of The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) for the 2006-2007 fiscal year at the PCI Annual Meeting in May.Steve HoustonofDuPont Powder Coatings USA, Inc.succeeded to the position of PCI vice president, andChris MerrittofITW Gemawas elected PCI secretary/treasurer.
PCI honoredHani Azzam, a powder coating pioneer who has made major contributions to the powder coating industry, with a PCI Hall of Fame Award at the 2006 PCI Annual Meeting. A founding member of PCI in 1981, Hani Azzam was one of the pioneers of electrostatic powder coating application, bringing the Gema application equipment line to the U.S. in 1969. He served on the PCI board of directors from 1981 to 1983, and has been a participant in PCI and the technology of powder coating for more than 30 years.
Peyton Simpson, the founder and president ofPollution Control Products Co., died May 17, 2006 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas after a brief illness. An accomplished engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, Peyton Simpson created new products and ideas that made a positive impact on business and industry for over 40 years. Although active in the company in his final years, Peyton had turned over day-to-day operations to his cousin, Jerry Simpson, who will assume the responsibilities of president. His daughter, Jo Simpson, will assume the responsibilities of vice president. Key personnel include Roland Sanchez, director of Customer Service; Gary Lyon, chief engineer; and Benny Willis, plant foreman.