Kemira Pigments Oy: Matti Viitanen
has been appointed new managing
director of Kemira Pigments Oy, effective
Oct. 1. Mr. Viitanen, who has
worked for The Dow Chemical
Company in Germany, Saudi-Arabia,
The Netherlands and Finland, will be
Glixtone: Keith Porter has been
named regional manager for Scotland
and the northeast, marking the first
appointment the company has made
since it was acquired by Blackfriar
Paints in the spring.
Mr. Porter has more than 10 years
of field work…
H.B. Fuller Company: John A. Feenan
has been named CFO, succeeding
Raymond Tucker, who has retired. Mr.
Feenan, who comes to H.B. Fuller
from Jostens, Inc., a Minneapolis, MN
consumer products firm, where he
served as CFO. He has extensive expe…
Buckman Laboratories: Robert Leigh
Fleetwood Mann has been named general
manager of the company’s
Singapore location. Mr. Mann began
his career with Buckman in 1984 as a
research and development chemist.
Prior to this appointment, he was…
BASF: The polyurethanes regional
business unit in North America has
made several appointments. Lori
Goucher has been named operations
manager, diphenylmethane diisocyanate
(MDI). Based at BASF’s
Geismar, LA site, Ms. Goucher succeeds
Air Products: William J. Cantwell has
been named to the newly created position
of vice president, supply chain.
Previously he was vice president,
John Marsland has been named
vice president, corporate development
Nordson Corporation: At Nordson’s
Amherst, OH, operations, John Keane
has been named corporate vice president
with responsibility for the company’s
finishing systems businesses.
In his new position, Mr. Keane will
Degussa: Stephen Holtzman has been
named general manager, industrial
colorants, Americas, replacing Robert
Mitchell, who has retired.
Mr. Holtzman, who reports to
Douglas Harless, senior vice president
and general manager, colorants, is
OM Group, Inc.: Stephen D. Dunmead
has been named vice president and
general manager, cobalt. Mr.
Dunmead had been the company’s vice
president of technology since 1998. He
succeeds Todd W. Romance, who has
left the company.…
Bayer Polymers: Peter Vanacker, head
of Bayer Polymers Americas’ polymer
solutions marketing division, has been
appointed to the executive committee
of Bayer Polymers. Mr. Vanacker has
assumed the position of head of
European, Middle East…
E.M. Sullivan Associates: Dianna Renz
has been hired as a technical sales
representative for the southeastern
U.S. Ms. Renz has worked for
Degussa Corp. as a regional sales representative
and a product manager
and at Ultra Additives as a region…
New Millennium Media: This advertising
media company based in
Clearwater, FL has named Walter B.
Poff to its scientific advisory board.
Mr. Poff, a 25-year expert in corrosion
coating and weathering of metal substrates,
has been a guest speaker…
Degussa: Kenneth Lee has been
named technical director of the company’s
advanced fillers and pigments
business unit’s Akron Technical Center.
Dr. Lee will be responsible for overseeing
the technical marketing activities
for all prod…
Ameron: Terrence P. O’Shea and R.S.
(Rocky) Friedrich have been named
vice presidents. Mr. O’Shea has been
appointed vice president-human
resources and Mr. Friedrich has been
named vice-president-research and
Southern Clay Products: Southern Clay
Products has hired Michelle Londa as
marketing manager for the company’s
composites and coatings business. Ms.
Londa will focus on medium- and longterm
opportunities for Southern Clay
in applicable co…
Precision IBC: Precision IBC has
named Anthony Beard president. Mr.
Beard replaces Precision IBC’s founder
Van P. Finger, Jr., who will assume the
position of chairman of the board. Mr.
Beard has more than 10 years experience
and has held…
Sto Corp.: James Lucas of JKL Sales
and Associates has been hired by Sto
Corp., a maker of cladding, coating and
restoration systems. Mr. Lucas will
represent Sto Corp. products in the
Carolinas and be responsible for selling