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    ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES: Roy Graham

    ALTAIR NANOTECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS VP SALES AND MARKETING Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. has appointed Roy Graham senior vice president, sales and marketing. In this role, Graham will be responsible for sales, marketing, customer support, busines…

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    Valspar names William Mansfield CEO: Richard M Rompala

    William L. Mansfield, currently Valspar’s chief operating officer, will succeed Richard M. Rompala as president and chief executive officer of the company. Rompala will continue as chairman of the board. Mansfield joined Mobil Chemi…

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    CLARIANT NAMES CLARKE: John Clarke

    CLARIANT NAMES CLARKE NEW HEAD OF NORTH AMERICAN PIGMENTS AND ADDITIVES DIVISION Clariant Corp. has appointed John Clarke head of the pigments and additives division in North America. Clarke joined Clariant in 1984 in Ireland and has since…

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    ECKART AMERICA NAMES: Martha Davies

    ECKART AMERICA NAMES DAVIES TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER Eckart America LP has named Martha Davies technical sales manager, automotive, a new position within the Eckart sales organization. Davies joined Eckart in 1994 as a chemist in technical…

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    AIR PRODUCTS APPOINTS: Dianne L. Sheridan

    AIR PRODUCTS APPOINTS SHERIDAN CHIEF RISK OFFICER Air Products has appointed Diane L. Sheridan to the position of chief risk officer. In this new position, she will be responsible for developing risk evaluation quantification, measurements…

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    RADTECH APPOINTS NEW: David Harbourne

    RADTECH APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS RadTech has appointed a new president and board members for 2005. David Harbourne, president, Fusion UV Systems, assumes the presidency for a two year term. New board members include Tom Campbell o…

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    MOONEY STEPS DOWN: James P. Mooney

    MOONEY STEPS DOWN AS OM GROUP’S CEO James P. Mooney has stepped down as OM Group’s chief executive officer and director. Mooney formed OM Group in 1991, after spending 16 years as the president and chief executive officer of Mooney…

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    Rohm and Haas president and COO to retire: Michael Fitzpatrick

    Rohm and Haas Company has announced that J. Michael Fitzpatrick, president and COO, has elected to retire from the company. Fitzpatrick has spent his entire professional career with Rohm and Haas. He joined the company in 1975 as a resear…

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    ECKART APPOINTS DECELLES: Guy Decelles

    ECKART APPOINTS DECELLES TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Eckart America L.P. has appointed Guy Decelles technical director– coatings and plastics. In his new role, Decelles will be in charge of technical service and quality control for Eckart A…

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    MICHELMAN NAMES POLETTI: Robert Poletti

    MICHELMAN NAMES POLETTI CHIEF MARKETING EXECUTIVE Michelman, Inc. has hired Robert Poletti as the company’s new chief marketing executive. Poletti’s responsibilities will include consolidating Michelman’s global marketing…

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    VALSPAR APPOINTS: Kate Bass

    VALSPAR APPOINTS CORPORATE OFFICERS Valspar Corp. has appointed Kate Bass, Bern Ouimette and Steve Person corporate vice presidents. Bass has been named vice president information technology and furniture solutions group. She joined the compa…

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    SARTOMER NAMES JIM HORGAN: Jim Horgan

    SARTOMER NAMES JIM HORGAN VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY Sartomer Company has promoted Jim Horgan to vice president of technology. In his new position, Horgan will be responsible for Sartomer’s technology group, including product and proces…

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    REICHHOLD NAMES NEW BUSINESS: Jeff Danneman

    REICHHOLD NAMES NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVES Reichhold, Inc., which has formed new roles to foster new product introductions within the coatings industry, has tapped four long-time coatings technology veterans to take on the jobs o…

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    LUBRIZOL ELECTS: James L. Hambrick

    LUBRIZOL ELECTS HAMBRICK CHAIRMAN Lubrizol Corp.’s board of directors has elected James L. Hambrick, president and CEO, to the additional role of chairman. Hambrick will succeed W.G. Bares, who will retire. Hambrick joined Lubrizol in 19…

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    H.B. FULLER APPOINTS VOLPI GROUP: Michele Volpi

    H.B. FULLER APPOINTS VOLPI GROUP VP, GENERAL MANAGER ADHESIVES H.B. Fuller Company has appointed Michele Volpi group president and general manager of the company’s adhesives business. In this capacity, he will oversee the company’s…

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    ACE HARDWARE PRESIDENT: David F. Hodnik

    ACE HARDWARE PRESIDENT AND CEO TO RETIRE Ace Hardware’s president and CEO David F. Hodnik will retire from the hardware cooperative on April 1. The company’s board has selected Ray A. Griffith, the current vice president and COO, a…

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    QUEST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS NAMES: Carol E. Bramson

    QUEST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS NAMES COO, ELECTS BOARD MEMBER Quest Specialty Chemicals has named Gerard A. Loftus, who joined the Quest team in 2003, COO and CFO. In addition, Carol E. Bramson has been elected to Quest’s board of directors. B…

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    BASF appoints Smith VP intermediates: Wayne T. Smith

    BASF has appointed Wayne T. Smith group vice president, intermediates in North America. Smith has more than twenty years of industry experience, most recently serving as vice president and general manager of specialty construction chemica…

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    UNIQEMA APPOINTS SIEMER: Chris Siemer

    UNIQEMA APPOINTS SIEMER REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR ASIA Uniqema has appointed Chris Siemer regional director for the A s i a - P a c i f i c region. In his new position, Siemer will be responsible for daily operations and the development and…

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    CHEMARK APPOINTS: John Lowry

    CHEMARK APPOINTS LOWRY VP AND DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT The Chemark Consulting Group has appointed John Lowry partner and vice president and director of strategic development. Lowry comes to Chemark with 30 years in coatings, adhesive…