PITTSBURGH - Watson Standard Co. has promoted Henry K. Watson IV to the position of Executive Vice President from his prior position as Vice President of Corporate Development.

Watson started his career at Watson Standard in 2008 in Finance and Accounting and later transitioned into his role in corporate development, during which Watson Standard acquired Delta Coatings Co., Melrose Park, IL.  According to company President, Jim Lore, “Henry led the Delta acquisition process very effectively, and it was a significant milestone in his career and professional development in the coatings industry.  In his capacity as Executive Vice President, Henry will be fully immersed in all operational aspects of the business and will be well positioned to lead the company during its growth for decades to come.”

Founded in 1902, Watson Standard is a privately held specialty coatings and adhesives manufacturer headquartered in Pittsburgh.