MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee-based paint and coating manufacturer Hentzen Coatings Inc. has founded Hentzen de Mexico, based in Queretaro, Mexico. Hentzen will distribute liquid and powder coatings for the industrial coatings market from its new warehouse in Mexico.

Carlos Lopez has joined the company as General Manager for the Mexican general industrial business. Lopez will report to Kirk Pigatto, Sales Manager General Industrial. Eduardo Corral Diaz, Technical Sales Manager for Mexico, and Aidee Jasel Azpeitia, Customer Service Manager, will support Lopez, who will be based in Houston. Diaz and Azpeitia are based at Hentzen’s Queretaro facility.   

Lopez brings over 25 years of experience in the coatings industry, with previous experience at Akzo Nobel, PPG and BASF. He was previously based in Mexico for 13 years. Corral, an Industrial Engineering graduate of UAL, has over 14 years of engineering and operations experience with multinational companies, with seven years of experience as Manager of Finishing Operations at Emerson Electric. Aidee is an industrial engineering graduate of the University of Guadalajara, with 10 years of experience at IBM de Mexico.