• E.W. Kaufman Names Rudeau: Tom Rudeau

    September 12, 2008
    || E.W. Kaufman Names Rudeau VP regional sales manager Tom Rudeau has been named regional sales manager. Rudeau joined E.W. Kaufman in 1996 as a member of its sales team. While maintaining many of his existing customers, he has taken on the added res…

  • RPM names tompkins: P.Kelly Tompkins

    September 12, 2008
    || RPM names tompkins Chief Financial officer P. Kelly Tompkins, currently executive vice president and chief administrative officer of RPM International, has been appointed the added responsibilities of CFO.…

  • archway sales : Fredrick Altieri

    September 12, 2008
    || archway sales hires altieri Fredrick Altieri has joined Archway Sales, Inc. as part of its sales team. With more than 25 years of specialty chemical marketing and management experience, Altieri will be responsible for expanding Archway’s pr…

  • Ames makes marketing : Joseph Albergo

    September 12, 2008
    || Ames makes marketing appointments Ames, a supplier of finished elastomeric coatings, molding and dispensed gaskets, has appointed Joseph Albergo vice president of sales and marketing. In his new role, Albergo will leverage his global sales and m…

  • Ames makes marketing : Joseph Albergo

    September 12, 2008
    || Ames makes marketing appointments Ames, a supplier of finished elastomeric coatings, molding and dispensed gaskets, has appointed Joseph Albergo vice president of sales and marketing. In his new role, Albergo will leverage his global sales and m…

  • D.B. Becker names : James Kuhn

    September 12, 2008
    || D.B. Becker names Kuhn account manager D.B. Becker Co., Inc. has named James Kuhn account manager. Kuhn will be responsible for marketing and sales development in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.…

  • Tronox appoints Wanlass : Dennis Wanlass

    September 12, 2008
    || Tronox appoints Wanlass to board of directors Dennis Wanlass has been appointed to the Tronox board of directors. In addition, Wanlass has been named interim chairman and chief executive…

  • New coatings made from whey protein

    September 12, 2008
    || Vermont Natural Coatings has introduced new high-performance floor and furniture finish made from natural whey protein. In development since 2001 and in collaboration with the University of Vermont, Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey is a high-perform…

  • BASF, Yasar sign agreement

    September 12, 2008
    || BASF, Yasar sign agreement BASF has signed an agreement with Turkish company Yasar to acquire Yasar’s shares in the 50-50 joint venture Yasar BASF Automotive Coatings Ltd., which markets automotive OEM and refinish coatings in Turkey. The move…

  • PPG Expands Partnership with Meiller

    September 12, 2008
    || PPG expands partnership with Meiller PPG has been named the coatings supplier for the new Meiller-Dogus plant located in Sakarya, Turkey, which will produce tippers and trailers for the heavy-duty truck (HDT) market. “This continues the partne…

  • PPG to sell auto glass business

    September 12, 2008
    || PPG to sell auto glass business PPG has signed an agreement with Kohlberg & Company, LLC, Mount Kisco, NY, under which PPG will divest its automotive glass and services business to a new company formed by Kohlberg.…

  • Hardide Coatings enters test program with Airbus

    September 12, 2008
    || Hardide Coatings enters test program with Airbus Hardide Coatings Limited, which has developed a tungsten carbide-based coating for chrome replacement programs, has entered into a three-year coatings approval test program with Airbus and has tests b…

  • Coatings for offshore, oil and gas applications

    September 12, 2008
    || Coatings for offshore oil and gas applications Sub-One Technology has rolled out a family of new coatings based on its InnerArmor technology. The coatings are being tested in surface, subsea and downhole oil and gas applications including piping, co…

  • PPG acquires Vanex

    September 12, 2008
    || PPG acquires Vanex PPG has acquired Vanex, Inc., Mount Vernon, IL. Founded in 1964, privately-held Vanex is a supplier of Plascron and Breakthrough brand water-based industrial coatings for use on metal, plastic and wood in the structural steel, buil…

  • Prime Leather Finishes, 3M Form Partnership

    September 12, 2008
    || Prime Leather Finishes, 3M form partnership Milwaukee-based Prime Leather Finishes Company has formed a strategic alliance with 3M Company to manufacture and market protective coatings for a variety of leather products. These new products, designed…