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    PAPPAS NAMED EXECUTIVE: Amber Pappas

    PAPPAS NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NACE FOUNDATION Amber Pappas has been named executive director of the NACE Foundation. Pappas has a strong background in business development and strategic planning and brings more than 15 years of marketing…

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    PLASTICOLORS NAMES LUDWIG: Cheryl Ludwig

    PLASTICOLORS NAMES LUDWIG THERMOSET PROCESS SPECIALIST Cheryl Ludwig has been named thermoset process development specialist for Plasticolors, Inc. Ludwig will be responsible for science and technology as it relates to the thermoset composite…

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    ROHM AND HAAS APPOINTS OBRIEN: Gary O'brien

    ROHM AND HAAS APPOINTS O’BRIEN DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS Rohm and Haas Company has named Gary O’Brien director of investor relations. In his new role, he will be the primary conduit for investor information to analysts, stockho…

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    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL: Britt Nordby

    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL ELECTS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) has elected its new officers and directors. Elected as directors are Britt Nordby of Degussa Corp., Frank O’Donnell of Sherwin- Williams Co.…

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    KERR-MCGEE NAMES ADAMS VP: Kerr Mc-Gee

    KERR-MCGEE NAMES ADAMS VP CHEMICAL, POOS VP TREASURER Kerr-McGee Corp. has named Tom Adams vice president of chemical. Adams, formerly vice president and general manager of the company’s titanium dioxide pigment division, is responsible…

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    California Paints hires district sales manager: Brian Sullivan

    California Paints has appointed Brian Sullivan to district sales manager. Sullivan will cover the central and western Massachusetts sales territory, managing independent dealer business in this area…

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    BASF NAMES KRAMER HEAD OF: Markus Kramer

    BASF NAMES KRAMER HEAD OF GLOBAL ACRYLIC MONOMERS AND SUPERABSORBENTS Markus Kramer has been named the new head of BASF’s global acrylic monomers and superabsorbents business. He replaces Martin B r u d e r m ü l l e r, head o…

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    SILBERLINE HIRES MARKET: Tiffany Oakley

    SILBERLINE HIRES MARKET COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Silberline Manufacturing Co. has appointed Tiffany Oakley to the post of market communications manager. Oakley previously worked as a U.S. marketing manager with Epichem, Inc.…

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    ELEMENTIS APPOINTS HOPKINS: Keith Hopkins

    ELEMENTIS APPOINTS HOPKINS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Elementis plc has appointed Keith Hopkins to the board of directors. Hopkins is chairman of Scapa Group and a non-executive director of British Vita plc. Hopkins replaces the current chairman, J…

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    BYK-CHEMIE APPOINTS: Bruce Seeber

    BYK-CHEMIE APPOINTS NEW SALES MANAGER FOR PAINT ADDITIVES B Y K - C h e m i e USA, Inc. has added new sales manager, Bruce Seeber, to its paint additives division. Prior to this position, Seeber worked for Degussa Corp. for 14 years in i…

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    NTERNATIONAL BARRIER: Janice B. Loebel

    INTERNATIONAL BARRIER HIRES NEW GENERAL MANAGER International Barrier Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of fire resistant building materials, has hired Janice B. Loebel as general manager, U.S. operations. In her new role, Loebel will manage th…

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    LUCK PROMOTED TO VP: Robin Luck

    LUCK PROMOTED TO VP MARKETING AT BUCKMAN LABS Buckman Laboratories International has promoted Robin Luck to vice president of marketing. Luck will report to Steve Buckman, president and CEO. He joined Buckman Labs in 1999 to lead the corp…

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    CEPE ELECTS NEW: Pierre-Marie

    CEPE ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS CEPE, the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry, elected a new board at its general assembly in June. After making amendments to the statutes the new board is now compose…

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    DuPont makes sales and marketing changes: Harry Hall

    DuPont Performance Coatings has announced several changes to its marketing and sales management team. Harry Hall, east region sales manager, has been named marketing manager for refinish Americas, reporting to Raymond Anderson, director of ref…

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    FUSION UV SYSTEMS PROMOTES: Jim Elliot

    FUSION UV SYSTEMS PROMOTES ELLIOTT TO VP OPERATIONS Fusion UV Systems has promoted Jim Elliott to VP operations. Elliott has more than 17 years of manufacturing experience, including the last ten years with Fusion UV where he had increasi…

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    SARTOMER PROMOTES RAZAT,: Thierry Razat

    SARTOMER PROMOTES RAZAT, MAKES SALES POSITION CHANGES Sartomer Company has promoted Thierry Razat to business manager, hydrocarbon resins. In his new position, Razat is responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing activities for its…

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    ECKERT APPOINTED TECHNICAL: Chris Eckert

    ECKERT APPOINTED TECHNICAL DIRECTOR AT PREMIER MILL SPX Process Equipment has appointed Chris Eckert technical director of Premier Mill. His responsibilities include management of all research and development, lab evaluations and technic…

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    BAYER NAMES WESTERHAUS: Axel Westerhaus

    BAYER NAMES WESTERHAUS HEAD OF FINE CHEMICALS UNIT Axel Westerhaus, currently serving in the U.S. as head of polyethers in the Bayer MaterialScience AG subgroup, will assume responsibility for the fine chemicals business unit of Bayer Chemical…

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    ETAD NORTH AMERICA: Carole Dixon

    ETAD NORTH AMERICA ELECTS NEW OFFICERS ETAD North America (Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers) has elected Carole Dixon of Clariant Corp. chairperson and Tom Dukes of Ciba Specialty Chemicals tr…

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    Expancel Adds To Sales Staff: Chip Gill

    EXPANCEL ADDS TO SALES STAFF Expancel Inc. has appointed Jonathan Slepsky and Chip Gill sales engineers responsible for the North American market. CW…