MetoKote Corp., Inc., Lima, Ohio, a manufacturer of protective coatings, has appointed Joe Beatty to vice president of North American General Purpose Business and Tim Schira to vice president of Human Resources.

Beatty’s responsibilities include directing the operations of all of MetoKote’s General Purpose facilities in North America. This includes a total of 13 facilities located in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Prior to joining MetoKote, Beatty was the vice president of Coating Resins with Hexion Specialty Chemicals and its predecessor companies McWhorter Technologies, a division of Eastman Chemical and Resolution Specialty Materials. During his career, he has also served as vice president of Sales with Betz Dearborn and its predecessor company WR Grace – Dearborn Division.

Schira’s responsibilities with MetoKote involve providing leadership for the human resources function, including recruitment, compensation, development, and employee relations strategies for all of MetoKote’s global facilities. Prior to joining MetoKote, Schira spent 33 years with Dana Corp., contributing to the organization’s human resource function in a variety of Dana’s divisions. Most recently he served as human resource director, North America at the corporate offices in Toledo.

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