• PPG Appoints Benckart GM, Automotive Refinish USCA

    PPG Industries has appointed Gregory Benckart general manager, automotive refinish USCA, with responsibility for PPG’s automotive refinish business in North America. Benckart is currently general manager, sales and marketing North America, auto…

  • Schuller Named GM, North America for Dow Coating Materials

    Joan A. Schuller has been named general manager for the North American region of Dow Coating Materials, the global architectural and industrial coatings business of The Dow Chemical Company. In her role, Schuller is responsible for setting the busine…

  • ASTM Elects Representative to board of directions

    The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) has elected Ken Yarosh, global service line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning, to serve as vice chairman of the 2010 International  board of directors. During his two-ye…

  • PPG Sales manager Yarnell Elected to NATM Board

    Ron Yarnell, OEM sales manager for PPG Industries’ commercial coatings group, has been elected to a 2010-2013 term on the board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). Yarnell has worked for PPG for more than 2…

  • Polman Elected to Dow Board of Directors

    Dow has elected Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V., to its board of directors. Polman brings to Dow an understanding of both the chemical and related downstream consumer products industries. Prior to heading Unilever, Polman was a top…

  • Perstorp names market development manager

    Perstorp has appointed Mike Schneider its new market development manager for coatings and adhesives, primarily focusing on products such as Tolonate and Easaqua aliphatic polyisocyanates. Schneider’s job will be to provide technical support to…

  • JNS SMITHCHEM NAMES BENNETT REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

    JNS Smithchem LLC  has appointed Doug Bennett to the newly created position of regional sales manager,  New England. Bennett will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in New England with  emphasis o…

  • Jukka Havia appointed Tikkurila's new CFO

    Jukka Havia has been appointed Tikkurila's CFO and member of the management board beginning April 16, 2010. Based in Vantaa, he will report to Erkki Järvinen, president and CEO, Tikkurila Oy. Havia will join Tikkurila from Ruukki Group Oyj where…

  • ASTM Elects Member to International Board of Directors

    The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has elected Ken Yarosh, global Sservice line manager for the specialty chemicals business of Dow Corning, to serve as vice chairman of the 2010 Inte­rnational Board of Directors. Yarosh will h…

  • PPG appoints Kenny VP, corporate marketing

    PPG Industries has appointed Patrick J. Kenny vice president, corporate marketing. He will continue to be based at the company’s global headquarters and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, performance coatings.…

  • Masco appoints Brown Chief Procurement Officer and VP Supply Chain

    Masco Corp. has appointed David F. Brown as chief procurement officer and vice president—supply chain. In his new position, Brown will be responsible for setting the overall supply chain strategy and procurement policy for Masco’s global…

  • Nordson Promotes Pembroke to President EFD Operation

    Nordson Corporation has promoted Jeff Pembroke to president of its Nordson EFD operation. Pembroke succeeds Peter Lambert, who had served as president of Nordson EFD (engineered fluid dispensing) since 2005 and was recently elected senior vice presid…

  • DSM Announces Management Appointments

    Royal DSM N.V. has announced a number of management changes. Gerard de Reuver currently director of strategic projects, will be appointed business group director DSM Dyneema as of April 1, 2010. de Reuver’s current responsibilities, which inclu…

  • Ferro elects new officers

    Ferro Corporation announced that the board of directors took action to increase the number of directors to thirteen directors and voted to elect Richard C. Brown, Gregory E. Hyland and Ronald P. Vargo as directors of the company, effective immediatel…

  • International Paint names vice presi

    International Paint has named Chris Tiernay vice president protective coatings, North America. In this role, Tiernay will be responsible for growing the protective coatings business throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Central America, which inc…

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