• Michelman appoints new chemical specialties R&D manager

    Michelman has hired Michael Kramer as its chemical specialties R&D manager. Kramer will be based at the company’s headquarters in Cincinnati, OH and will be responsible for the global chemical specialties R&D activities, including proje…

  • DKSH appoints new head for global specialty chemicals

    DKSH’s performance materials business unit has appointed Natale Capri global head of its business line specialty chemicals industry. Capri brings more than 15 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry. Capri started his career at…

  • Deeks makes additions to company

    Deeks and Company, Inc., a chemical and container distributor based in the southeast U.S., has hired Dennis R. James as an account executive responsible for eastern GA and SC. In his new position James brings many years of experience in the chemical…

  • Nuplex Resins appoints John Willhite as technical manager, industrial markets

    Nuplex Resins has appointed John A. Willhite as technical manager, industrial markets, effective November 29, 2010. In this role, Willhite will lead and manage all activities of the Applications and Technical Service Laboratory related to the industr…

  • Pilarz named 2011 ASTM International chairman

    Catherine (Kitty) H. Pilarz, senior director of Mattel/Fisher-Price product safety has been elected chairman of the board of directors of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest and diverse standards developing organizations. Pilarz, who…

  • DuPont announces leadership changes

    DuPont recently implemented a number of management changes. Rick Olson, currently president of DuPont Titanium Technologies, will lead productivity improvement and business process simplification programs across the company. Olson’s business pr…

  • Solution Dispersions names Melville new business development manager

    Solution Dispersions, a producer of aqueous carbon black dispersions, has named Steve Melville new business development manager. He will work under the management of Jeff Randolph, president. Melville will focus on servicing current customers, solici…

  • Lubrizol names Day corporate vice president and general counsel

    The Lubrizol Corporation has elected Suzanne F. Day corporate vice president and general counsel, replacing Joseph  W. Bauer, who is retiring after 25 years with the company. Day will assume global responsibility for legal services, directing th…

  • Valspar appoints Arnold chief technology officer

    The Valspar Corporation named Cynthia A. Arnold senior vice president and chief technology officer. In this role Arnold will lead Valspar’s global technology activities and will become an officer of the company, reporting to chairman and CEO Wi…

  • PPG appoints Jain VP, strategic planning & corporate development

    PPG Industries has appointed Anup Jain vice president, strategic planning and corporate development. Jain will join the company’s operating committee and report directly to chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch at PPG’s global headquarters in…

  • International Paint Personnel Appointments

    International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company and a provider of high-performance protective coatings, linings and fire protection products, has promoted Chris McMillan to protective coatings senior market manager. McMillan will be responsible for pro…

  • Chemsultants International Promotes Berry Decker and Cheryl Saqqa

    Chemsultants International has promoted Berry Decker to technical project manager and Cheryl Saqqa to testing project leader. Decker began her career at Chemsultants in 2007, working in the area of fuel cell membrane development. Over the past t…

  • BASF Names McHenry VP, Resins and Additives in North America

    BASF has appointed Michael McHenry as vice president, resins and additives, in North America. He will be based in Wyandotte, Michigan. McHenry joined BASF in 2009 as part of the Ciba Corporation acquisition. He has served in a variety of leadership p…

  • Gaco Western Names Peterson New CFO

    Gaco Western, manufacturer of elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam for the construction and waterproofing in­dustries, has appointed Eric Peterson as its new chief financial officer. Peterson will be located at the company’s cor…

  • Univar to Appoint Byrne Chief Operating Officer

    Univar Inc. announced that Mark Byrne will be appointed as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Univar. The appointment is pending the successful acquisition of Basic Chemical Solutions, L.L.C. (BCS) by Univar, which is expected to…