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    kraton names new : Kevin M. Fogarty

    kraton names new chief executive and coo Kraton Polymers LLC has appointed Kevin M. Fogarty president and chief executive officer. Additionally, David A. Bradley has been appointed chief operating officer. Fogarty has served as Kraton’s ex…

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    two new hires : Bart Lorenzo

    two new hires from E.W. Kaufmann Bart Lorenzo joins E.W. Kaufmann Company as general manager. He comes to the company with 31 years experience in the paint industry. Lorenzo was previously employed by M.A. Bruder and Sons, Inc. in Philadelp…

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    Michelman appoints : Alan Blake

    Michelman appoints Blake CFO, VP of finance Michelman has named Alan Blake CFO and vice president, finance. Blake will assume responsibility for all aspects of the finance and IT departments. In his new position, Blake will lead the retoolin…

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    Sun Chemical names : Rudi Lenz

    Sun Chemical names Lenz CEO and president Sun Chemical has appointed Rudi Lenz chief executive officer and president. Lenz assumes leadership of Sun Chemical after serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer and Sun Chemical Boar…

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    Archway sales names : Cris Watson

    Archway sales names regional sales manager Cris Watson has been promoted to regional sales manager for the southern region. Watson replaces Bill Gleason, who is retiring after 31 years with the company.…

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    Q-Lab adds U.S./Canada : Justin Kowallek

    Q-Lab adds U.S./Canada sales representative Justin Kowallek has joined Q-Lab Corporation’s sales and marketing staff as a sales representative serving the U.S. and Canadian markets. He is based at the company’s headquarters in C…

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    PPG names director of market development: Roger Sieja

    PPG coil and extrusion coatings has named Roger Sieja director of market development for coil coatings. In his new position, Sieja will be responsible for directing PPG’s marketing efforts in the coil coating industry and for providing strategi…

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    aakash chemicals names: Miguel Santamaria

    aakash chemicals names new business manager Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. has named Miguel Santamaria international business manager. Most recently, Santa-maria served as vice president, Americas, for CPS Color. He has extensive commercial…

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    Sartomer names oppenstein: Adam Oppenstein

    Sartomer names oppenstein senior technical sales rep Sartomer Company has named Adam Oppenstein senior technical sales representative for the U.S. western region. In this position, he will be responsible for sales and technical support for all Sar…

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    SEI Chemical names

    SEI Chemical has appointed Maurice A.S. Stephenson chief chemist. In this newly created position Stephenson will be responsible for expanding and enhancing SEI’s anti-graffiti and anti-mold product lines.…

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    Rohm and Haas elects Lovely VP

    Rohm and Haas Company has appointed Richard R. Lovely vice president, corporate director of human resources. In his new position, Lovely will lead the company’s human resources function and guide the company’s workforce strategies. In add…

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    ISP promotes dal farra to vp

    International Specialty Products (ISP) has promoted Claude Dal Farra to vice president, research and development. In his new role, Dal Farra is responsible for the global research and development initiatives of the company’s performance…

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    Sun CHemical Appoints

    Sun Chemical has named Susan Guerin senior vice president and chief financial officer. In this role, Geurin will provide both operational and strategic support to Sun Chemical’s global leadership team. Guerin comes to Sun with more than 2…

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    ISP appoints Edris director of marketing: Scott Edris

    International Specialty Products (ISP) has appointed Scott Edris, director, global marketing– performance chemicals. In this position, Edris will be responsible for building marketing plans leading to sustainable competitive advantag…

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    OPERA PAINTS NAMES RADON: Phillippa Radon

    Philippa Radon has been appointed vice president and chief colorist of Opera Paint Company. Radon is an internationally known designer and color consultant who has designed and directed exterior and interior coloring of office building, c…

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    ROHM AND HAAS POWDER COATINGS: Ned Lancaster

    ROHM AND HAAS POWDER COATINGS NAMES NEW SALES MANAGER Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has appointed Ned Lancaster sales manager for the southeastern region of the U.S. In his new role, Lancaster will be responsible for leading sales growth activ…

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    BASF MAKES NUMBER OF: Christopher J. Hummel

    BASF MAKES NUMBER OF NEW APPOINTMENTS BASF has appointed Christopher J. Hummel product marketing manager in the BASF functional polymers architectural coatings business located in Charlotte, NC. Hummel comes to BASF with 18 years of chemical i…

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    HAMPFORD RESEARCH NAMES: John M. Jury

    HAMPFORD RESEARCH NAMES TWO TO EXECUTIVE POSITIONS Hampford Research Inc. (HRI), a custom chemical manufacturer, has appointed two industry veterans to key positions in the firm. John M. Jury has joined HRI as director of sales and marketing.…

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    E.W. KAUFMANN APPOINTS: E.W. Kaufmann

    E.W. KAUFMANN APPOINTS O’CONNOR PRESIDENT E.W. Kaufmann, a raw material and equipment distributor, has appointed J. Brian O’Connor president. O’Connor has been employed in the chemical industry for more than 37 years. He join…

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    RPM HIRES ASSOCIATE: Shelly Hillyer

    RPM HIRES ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL RPM International has hired Shelly Hillyer as associate general counsel. In her new position, Hillyer will be responsible for managing its litigation and insurance coverage disputes and coordinating its legi…