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    BLACKMER appoints

    Blackmer has appointed Carol Johnson market manager, process – North America. In this new role, Johnson will be responsible for the growth and development of the company’s position within the process industries.…

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    Rhodia appoints dumas VP

    Lucia Dumas has been appointed vice president corporate communications and member of the executive committee. Dumas will lead Rhodia’s global communications strategy, excluding financial communications. Pascal Juery has been named group purcha…

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    Plasticolors appoints product

    Plasticolors, Inc., a custom colorant and chemical dispersions manufacturer for the thermoset paint, coatings and plastics industries, has appointed Wayde Jenkins product development specialist at the company’s headquarters in Ashabula, OH. Jen…

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    Bayer MaterialScience

    Patrick Thomas has been appointed chairman of the board of management of Bayer MaterialScience. Thomas succeeds Hagen Noerenberg, who ended his active employment with the Bayer Group at the end of 2006. Thomas’ experience includes a stint in 19…

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    Spotten named sales manager for munters moisture control

    Russell Spotten has been appointed national sales manager, surface…

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    Benjamin Moore makes executive: Yvan Dupuy

    Benjamin Moore and Company has announced that effective July 1, Yvan Dupuy, chairman and CEO of the company, will relinquish the title of CEO, remaining solely a chairman. Denis Abrams, currently president and COO will succeed Dupuy as CEO, whi…

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    PPG appoints GM: Mauro Eiras

    PPG appoints GM architectural coatings PPG Industries has named Mauro Eiras general manager, architectural coatings, Latin America, to help expand its architectural coatings business in Latin America. Eiras will direct a new organizatio…

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    International paint: Timothy Davis

    International paint hires account executive, Sales Manager International Paint has hired Timothy Davis to serve as senior account executive for the company’s protective coatings sales throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Davis wa…

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    BASF Names bargnes : Guy Bargnes

    BASF Names bargnes national sales director BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions has promoted Guy Bargnes to national sales director. Bargnes will oversee all of BASF’s sales activities in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Bargnes…

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    kzo Nobel appoints geurts: Ton Geurts

    kzo Nobel appoints geurts director of purchasing Akzo Nobel has appointed Ton Geurts director of purchasing. Geurts joins Akzo Nobel following a career at DSM, where he served in a variety of senior positions in legal counselling, purchasing and b…

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    Tikkurila oy makes: Jarkko Marjasalo

    Tikkurila has appointed Jarkko Marjasalo, formerly IT manager, to chief information officer. In this new position, he will continue to be responsible for tasks related to IT within the entire Tikkurila Group. Petri Miettinen has been appointe…

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    Eliokem appoints faussadier: Oliver Faussadier

    Eliokem appoints faussadier to head ventures department Eliokem has appointed Olivier Faussadier, director and member of the executive committee, to head the new ventures department. This department was created to fuel profit growth and extend the…

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    Almatis appoints : Martin Laudenbach

    Almatis appoints Laudenbach ceo Almatis has appointed Martin Laudenbach CEO. He succeeds Hervé de Carmony who will reassume his role as non-executive chairman of the Almatis board of directors. Over the last 14 years Laudenbach has worked i…

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    Blackmer appoints :Wayne Harris

    Blackmer appoints harris account manager Blackmer has appointed Wayne Harris key account manager. He will be responsible for the growth and development of key accounts throughout the various markets that Blackmer serves. Harris joined Blackmer in…

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    Akzo Nobel names Rees general man: Jim Rees

    Akzo Nobel has appointed Jim Rees to succeed Rinus Rooseboom as general manager of business unit (BU) car refinishes. Rees previously served as general manager of sub-business unit (SBU) car refinishes Americas. AB Ghosh, currently SBU manager mar…

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    Sartomer names: Luigi Colantuoni

    Sartomer Company has named Luigi Colantuoni president, replacing Nicholas Trainer, who retired after 37 years with the company. Col-antuoni will report to Hugues Woestelandt, chief executive officer of Total Specialty Chemicals Branch, Sartomer&rsquo…

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    Micro powders appoints: Mary Seffrood

    Micro powders appoints regional sales manager Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) has appointed Mary Seffrood as their new Chicago-based regional sales manager. Seffrood was recruited by MPI for technical sales responsibilities through the Midwest and East C…

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    Netzsch names Stevens: Gregory S. Stevens

    Netzsch names Stevens Northeast regional manager Netzsch Fine Particle Technology has named Gregory S. Stevens Northeast regional manager. He will manage all aspects of Netzsch customer relationships in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts,…

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    Valspar Names new senior: Anthony L. Blaine

    Valspar Names new senior VP human resources The Valspar Corp. has appointed Anthony L. Blaine senior vice president, human resources. He replaces Gary E. Gardner, who is retiring after more than 27 years of service to Valspar. Prior to this appoin…

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    SI group names RobertsChristopher Roberts

    SI group names Roberts VP GLobal Supply Chain SI Group has appointed Christopher Roberts vice president, global supply chain. In his new position, Roberts will be responsible for all of the sourcing and logistics of the global company.…