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    Tronox Names Adams : Thomas W. Adams

    Tronox Names Adams Chairman and CEO Tronox Inc. has announced that Thomas W. Adams, CEO of Tronox, will become chairman and CEO effective upon the resignation of Robert M. Wohleber as chairman and director of the company.…

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    DEC Appoints Leigh Vice: Mark Leigh

    DEC Appoints Leigh Vice President, Pigment Blacks Degussa Engineered Carbons, LP (DEC) has appointed Mark Leigh as vice president and business director, pigment blacks. Leigh, who is currently DEC regional sales manager in Chicago, replaces Karin…

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    NEw SWR Institute: Matt Shane

    NEw SWR Institute Leadership elected The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWR) has elected new leadership for 2006-2007. Matt Shane of Structural Preservation Systems was elected president for the new term; Bill Leonhard, pr…

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    Raabe hires four : Tim Dolan

    Raabe hires four to join sales team Raabe, a custom match touch-up paint and packager of paint and chemicals, has hired Dean Busler, Tim Dolan and Rocci Mascari to join the sales team. Busler, Dolan and Mascari will join Mitch Maloney as new busin…

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    Fitz Chem Corp. : Penny Kichka

    Fitz Chem Corp. hires Customer service rep, accountant Fitz Chem Corp., a distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, adhesives, plastics, ink and construction industries, has hired Penny Kichka as a customer service representative…

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    Buckman Labs Makes: Michael R. Anstey

    Buckman Labs Makes leadership changes Buckman Laboratories has made three leadership appointments. Michael R. Anstey, former vice president of research and development, has been promoted to general manger of Buckman’s European operations in…

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    Chemtura appoints general: Allen Julian

    Chemtura appoints general manager for urethanes Chemtura Corporation has promoted Allen Julian to general manager for the company’s urethanes business. Julian will report to Janet E. Mann, president, performance specialties. Prior to joining…

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    Chemical Heritage Foundation: Ronald S. Brashear

    Chemical Heritage Foundation Names Director of Library The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) has named Ronald S. Brashear director of the Othmer Library of Chemical History. Brashear will be responsible for the oversight and growth of CHF’s…

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    Degussa appoints GM coatings & col

    Hans-Peter Schaufler has been named general manager of Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit. He succeeds Thomas Hermann, who now heads the advanced fillers and pigments business unit. Schaufler joined Degussa in 1978 as laboratory ma…

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    BASF names pcolinski business

    Michael Pcolinski has been named business manager for BASF’s industrial coatings solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF’s industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico…

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    PPG refinish announces three

    PPG Automotive Refinish has appointed three key sales management positions. Dean Worely has been appointed director of sales, Collision USA. Brett Chandler has been appointed zone 2 sales director and Russ Boston has been appointed, director, nationa…

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    Altana Chemie appoints

    Christoph Schlünken has been appointed president of the newly formed effect pigments division at Altana Chemie. He is also chairman of the management board of the Eckart Group, which was recently acquired by the company.…

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    Brookfield names Nyundo

    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has appointed Christopher Nyundo European texture specialist. In his new position Nyundo will be active in developing new business, supporting new and existing customers and assisting the Brookfield dealer network…

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    UltRa Additives appoints

    Ultra Additives has appointed Chris Henkee to the newly created position of technical director of the coatings, adhesives and printing ink markets. In this new position, Henkee will work closely with customers in these markets to identify solutions f…

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    Palmer holland makes

    Palmer Holland, a distributor of specialty chemicals, has appointed Mark Rieman vice president of sales, Dave Leiser has been appointed vice president of metalworking and Russ Bachman has been appointed sales manager.…

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    Specialty Chemical Sales

    Frank Jakse has joined Specialty Chemical Sales as a technical sales representative. Jakse has 26 years of technical service, marketing and management experience in the…

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    Ferro appoints Kirsch CEO: James F. Kirsch

    James F. Kirsch has been appointed chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors for Ferro. Kirsch’s appointment follows the unexpected death of Hector R. Ortino, the company’s chairman and chief executive offi…

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    BASF APPOINTS LIEBELT: Uwe Liebelt

    BASF APPOINTS LIEBELT TO LEAD INORGANICS BASF has appointed Uwe Liebelt as the head of the company’s inorganics business group in North America, based in Evans City, PA. He replaced Uli Bueschges who has returned to BASF’s head…

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    ECKART AMERICA HIRES: Steve Joest

    ECKART AMERICA HIRES TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER Eckart America has hired Steve Joest as technical sales manager, coating and plastics. In his new role, Joest will work closely with customers to understand their specific needs and application f…