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    PPG names Hartings GM of NA auto OEM: Michael T Hartings

    PPG has appointed Michael T. Hartings general manager of North American automotive OEM coatings. In his new post, Hartings will be responsible for sales and service, including the integration of technology and manufacturing, for customers…

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    ROGER MILLER ELECTED

    ROGER MILLER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PDCA Robert C. Miller, president of R.C. Miller Co. Inc., has been elected president of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), which represents the interests of more than 5,000 owners and p…

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    ROHM AND HAAS NAMES

    ROHM AND HAAS NAMES FESTA DIRECTOR OF LATIN AMERICAN REGION Carlos A. Festa has been named director of Rohm and Haas’ Latin American region, succeeding Luis Fernandez who has taken responsibility for the company’s global plastics b…

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    EDMONSTON NAMED

    EDMONSTON NAMED PRESIDENT OF EC PIGMENTS USA European Color plc has made EC Pigments USA a free-standing group and named Robert P. Edmonston president. Edmonston, who will report to George Hughes, European Colour managing director, will be a p…

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    Ameron Makes Management Changes: William M. Smith

    AMERON MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGES Ameron International has named William M. Smith senior vice president- operations, reporting to James S. Marlen, chairman, president and CEO. Smith will have a broad range of management responsibility and overs…

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    DUFFIN JOINS E.W. KAUFMANN: Robert Duffin

    DUFFIN JOINS E.W. KAUFMANN Robert Duffin has joined E.W. Kaufmann Company following the retirement of Paul Boldt. Duffin will be responsible for the territory of Maryland, Virginia and W. Virginia.…

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    CROMPTON APPOINTS: David Sedler

    CROMPTON APPOINTS SEDLER BUSINESS DIRECTOR OF URETHANES BUSINESS David Sedler has been appointed business director for Crompton Corp.’s urethanes business, where he will have management responsibility for the European region including Af…

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    ANDERSON TO MANAGE OMNOVAíS: David Anderson

    ANDERSON TO MANAGE OMNOVA’S FUNCTIONAL COATINGS LINE David Anderson has been appointed business manager of Omnova’s functional coatings product line, which provides in-mold coatings to the compression and injection molding markets.…

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    ASTM NAMES:NeaL S. Berke

    ASTM NAMES GO1 COMMITTEE CHAIR ASTM Committee G01 on corrosion of metals has elected Neal S. Berke of Grace Construction as its new chair. CW…

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    Akzo Nobel: Rinus Rooseboom

    Akzo Nobel has appointed Rinus Rooseboom, former senior group director coatings, to the position of general manager of the car refinishes business unit. He will succeed Cor de Grauw who will be heading the Nobilas unit. Rooseboom started…

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    PPG MAKES CHANGES: Garry A. Goudy

    PPG MAKES CHANGES IN AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET UNIT Garry A. Goudy has been appointed vice president of PPG Industries’ automotive aftermarket comprising automotive refinish coatings, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services.…

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    APPOINTS THREE MANAGERS: Kevin Docherty

    APPOINTS THREE MANAGERS FOR EUROPEAN REGION DuPont Refinish has appointed Kevin Docherty brand manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Docherty replaces Carl Festré, who will become business manager for Benelux. Docherty will concen…

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    DEGUSSA APPOINTS: George Rightmeyer

    DEGUSSA APPOINTS VP SALES FOR BUILDING BLOCKS UNIT Degussa Corp. has appointed George Rightmeyer vice president of sales for its building blocks business unit. In this position, Rightmeyer is responsible for U.S. sales, customer service, c…

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    ROHM AND HAAS NAMES: Stephen J. Robinson

    ROHM AND HAAS NAMES ROBINSON DIRECTOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS Stephen J. Robinson, a vice president at Rohm and Haas Company, has been named business unit director for the company’s architectural and functional coatings group. Robinson su…

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    ANDRE TAKES NEW ROLE AT: Sher Andre

    ANDRE TAKES NEW ROLE AT ECKART AMERICA L.P. Sher Andre has moved into an expanded role as supply chain manger at Eckart America L.P. In her new role, Andre will be responsible for directing the customer service department, import coordinati…

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    BENJAMIN MOORE NAMES NEW: Doty Horn

    BENJAMIN MOORE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF COLOR DESIGN Benjamin Moore has appointed Doty Horn as its new director of color and design. Horn joins the company from J. Josephson Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer and distributor of contact wall co…

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    PLASTICOLORS HIRES BUYER: William Hanselman

    PLASTICOLORS HIRES BUYER AND TECHNICAL SERVICE REPS Plasticolors has hired William Hanselman as a new buyer. With more than a decade of purchasing experience, Hanselman will be responsible for planning, organizing and controlling the procurem…

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    LIENERT NAMED PRESIDENT: James M. Lienert

    LIENERT NAMED PRESIDENT OF OCCIDENTAL OF CHEMICAL Occidental Petroleum Corp., has appointed James M. Lienert president of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Occidental Chemical Corp. Lienert has also been elected vice president of Oc…

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    MCSWAIN NAMED: Tom McSwain

    MCSWAIN NAMED PRESIDENT OF ATSSA Tom McSwain, president of Innovative Performance Systems, has been named president of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), an international roadway safety association headquartered in Fred…

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    CALIFORNIA PAINTS APPOINTS: Paul Hopco

    CALIFORNIA PAINTS APPOINTS DISTRICT SALES MANAGER California Paints has appointed Paul Hopco district sales manager. Hopco will cover the Connecticut and New York territory, managing independent dealer business activity in this area.…