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    MURALO PAINTS HIRES: Michael Micale

    MURALO PAINTS HIRES MICALE FOR NORTHEAST SALES Muralo Paints has hired Michael Micale as district sales manager for Long Island, the Bronx and parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Micale has previously worked in managerial positions for Lowe’s…

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    MICHELMAN NAMES WISEMAN: Donald Wiseman

    MICHELMAN NAMES WISEMAN VP GLOBAL OPERATIONS Michelman has appointed Donald Wiseman VP global operations. Wiseman will be responsible for all global manufacturing operations, logistics, process engineering and purchasing at Michelman. He has m…

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    CHEMQUEST GROUP NAMES: Zhiming M. Zhou

    CHEMQUEST GROUP NAMES ZHOU GENERAL MANAGER, CHINA ChemQuest Group, Inc. has appointed Zhiming M. Zhou general manager, China. Zhou, who will be located at ChemQuest’s newly opened office in the country, has more than 18 years experience…

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    HOLLIDAY PIGMENTS NAMES: Bob Hopkins

    HOLLIDAY PIGMENTS NAMES THREE NEW SALES MANAGERS Holliday Pigments has named Bob Hopkins UK regional sales manager, Frank Davies regional sales manager in the U.S. and Frank Dong technical sales manager in China. Hopkins was previously an appl…

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    UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES: Richard Potter

    UNITED GILSONITE LABORATORIES NAMES POTTER SENIOR FORMULATOR United Gilsonite Laboratories has named Richard Potter senior formulator. In his new position, Potter will oversee the formulation and quality control of new products and the com…

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    BROOKFIELD NAMES MOI VP

    BROOKFIELD NAMES MOI VP INTERNATIONAL BUS. DEVELOPMENT B r o o k f i e l d E n g i n e e r i n g Laboratories has promoted Joe Moi to vice president of international business development. For the past 16 years, Moi has served as managing…

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    MAROON APPOINTS SZABO: Nanette Szabo

    MAROON APPOINTS SZABO CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Maroon Inc., a specialty chemical distributor, has appointed Nanette Szabo customer service representative. She has more than 10 years of experience in customer service.…

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    Stelert named VP BASF industrial coatings

    Peter Stelert, previously director of European business management for thermoplastic polyurethanes at Elastogran GmbH (a BASF company), has moved to BASF Coatings AG to become group vice president of the industrial coatings business. Thi…

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    DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS

    DOW CHEMICAL APPOINTS BANHOLZER CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER William F. Banholzer has been appointed corporate vice president and chief technology officer of The Dow Chemical Company. Ban-holzer, who will report to Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s…

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    SCHOTTLAND APPOINTED

    Phillipe Schottland has been appointed manager of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments’ n e w l y - f o r m e d Advanced Technology Group. In this role, Schottland will focus his team on special effect pigments, next generation security…

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    VALSPAR APPOINTS THREE: Rolf Engh

    The Valspar Corp. has named Rolf Engh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Engh joined Valspar in 1993 as vice president, general counsel and secretary and was named a senior vice president in 1998. Gary E. Hendrickson has…

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    DUPONT PROMOTES

    DUPONT PROMOTES WAGNER TO SALES DIRECTOR Mark A. Wagner, global business m a n g e r – Fo r d , DuPont Automotive Systems, has been promoted to North American collision sales director, Refinish Americas. He replaces John P. Gallaher,…

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    KERR-MCGEE APPOINTS COO: David A. Hager

    KERR-MCGEE APPOINTS COO, THREE NEW CORPORATE OFFICERS Kerr-McGee Corp. has appointed David A. Hager chief operating officer. In this new position, Hager will continue to lead the company’s worldwide exploration and production business, i…

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    POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE: Dave Heflin

    POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE INSTALLS INTERPON’S HEFLIN AS PRESIDENT Dave Heflin, market manager of Akzo Nobel Inc./Interpon Powder Coatings, was installed as Powder Coating Institute (PCI) president for 2005-2006. Phil Bechtold of Rohm an…

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    RPM HIRES INTERNAL AUDITOR: Brett Malone

    RPM HIRES INTERNAL AUDITOR AND MATERIAL ANALYST RPM International has hired Brett Malone as senior internal auditor and Alexis Senczylo as material analyst–purchasing. Malone brings more than nine years of professional experience in inte…

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    KEANE APPOINTED DIRECTOR NACE: Tony Keane

    KEANE APPOINTED DIRECTOR NACE Tony Keane has been appointed executive director of NACE International. Formerly the COO of the Optical Society of America (OSA), Keane has significant not-for-profit association experience. CW…

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    Sherwin-Williamsí president resigns: Joseph M. Scaminace

    Joseph M. Scaminace has stepped down as president and COO of the Sherwin-Williams Company and resigned from the board of directors. Scaminace has accepted the position of president and CEO of OM Group Inc., a specialty chemical manufac…

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    PRESTON TAKES LEAD OF: Robert Preston

    PRESTON TAKES LEAD OF EASTMAN DIVISION IN ASIA- PACIFIC Robert Preston has been appointed vice president and managing director, Eastman Chemical Co.’s Eastman division with responsibility for A s i a - P a c i f i c . Preston has more…

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    WACKER CHEMICAL NAMES BORTONRUPERT: Jennifer Borton-Rupert

    WACKER CHEMICAL NAMES BORTONRUPERT DIRECTOR CONTROLLING Jennifer Borton-Rupert has been promoted to director, controlling, for the Adrian, MI-based Wacker Chemical Company. She was formerly business unit controller for the company. In her…

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    BUTLER PROMOTED TO: Scott Butler

    BUTLER PROMOTED TO TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER SUN CHEMICAL Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has named Scott Butler technical sales manager, North America. Butler will lead the performance pigments sales team in strengthening current relatio…