• NUPLEX RESINS MAKES TWO: Patrick Nix

    || NUPLEX RESINS MAKES TWO PROMOTIONS, ADDS NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE COORDINATOR Nuplex Resins has made several changes to its staff and management team. Patrick Nix has been promoted to sales and marketing services manager, replacing Robert Skarvan,…

  • R ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: Chuck Bacha

    || INTERNATIONAL PAINT HIRES SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER International Paint has hired Chuck Bacha to serve as its senior account executive for the southeastern U.S. A coatings industry veteran for more than 20 years, Bach…

  • NEW PLANT MANAGER JOINS: John Walker

    || NEW PLANT MANAGER JOINS DURAKON LAPEER FACILITY Durakon Industries has hired John Walker as plant manager of its Lapeer, MI facility. Having held various responsibilities in engineering, strategic planning and production, Walker brings a wealt…

  • SARTOMER APPOINTS: Vincent Vadot

    || SARTOMER APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE Sartomer Company, part of Total’s Chemicals branch, has named Vincent Vadot vice president of finance. In this position, Vadot is responsible for planning, organizing and controlling all financ…

  • JACOBS NAMED PRESIDENT: Graeme Jacobs

    || JACOBS NAMED PRESIDENT OF AUSTRALIAN PAINT MANUFACTURERS’ FEDERATION Graeme Jacobs, CEO of Dulux Australia, was elected president of the Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation. Vice presidents are John Nolan of Wattyl and Garth Smart…

  • BUNGE APPOINTS GLOBAL: Gilmar Pinheiro

    || BUNGE APPOINTS GLOBAL PRODUCT MANAGER Bunge Fertilizantes has appointed Gilmar Pinheiro to help launch Biphor, a white pigment used in paint, coatings and allied products. As global product manager, Pinheiro will provide for the development of…

  • BUCKMAN APPOINTS REGULATORY: Jody Stobbe

    || BUCKMAN APPOINTS REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANAGER Jody Stobbe has been appointed regulatory compliance manager at Buckman Laboratories, Inc. Stobbe’s responsibility is to maintain the company’s Hazardous Material Transportation compli…

  • Caloghiris to head DuPont transformation: Terry Caloghiris

    || DuPont has appointed Terry Caloghiris vice president and general manager, Performance Coatings Transformation. In this role, Caloghiris will lead the strategic transformation of DuPont’s coatings businesses. He is currently vice pres…

  • PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS: Ulf Koivula

    || PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS, MANAGEMENT REORGANIZES Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, has resigned from his position. Ilpo Jousimaa has been appointed to take his place. Prior to this appointment, Jousimaa was vice president,…

  • BASF COATINGS: Colin Von Ettingshausen

    || BASF COATINGS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WITHIN REFINISH UNIT Colin von Ettingshausen, currently managing director of BASF Coatings Refinish GmbH in Eugendorf, Austria, has moved to BASF Coatings Japan Ltd., based in Tosuka, Japan. von E…

  • SUN PERFORMANCE PIGMENTS: Melissa Koester

    || SUN PERFORMANCE PIGMENTS NAMES TECHNICAL SALES REP Melissa Koester has joined Sun Chemical Perfor-mance Pigments’ North American sales team as a technical sales representative. Covering the greater Cincinnati area, Koester will be res…

  • BASF APPOINTS SMITH MARKETING: Justine D. Smith

    || BASF APPOINTS SMITH MARKETING MANAGER SPECIALTY INTERMEDIATES BASF has appointed Justine D. Smith marketing manager for the company’s specialty intermediates business in North America. In her new position, Smith is responsible for implem…

  • MCBURNEY ELECTED: Thomas R. McBurney

    || MCBURNEY ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF VALSPAR BOARD Valspar Corp. has elected Thomas R. McBurney, currently a director of Valspar, to the position of chairman of the board. McBurney, a non-executive chairman, replaces Richard M. Rompala, who is retirin…

  • SILBERLINE PROMOTES GINGRAS: Steven R. Gingras

    || SILBERLINE PROMOTES GINGRAS TO MANAGING DIRECTOR NA Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc. has promoted Steven R. Gingras to the position of managing director–North America. Gingras is a five-year veteran of the firm, most recently holding…

  • DOW CORNING NAMES SHIRAHATA: Akihiki Shirahata

    || DOW CORNING NAMES SHIRAHATA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY MANAGER Dow Corning Corp. has named Akihiki Shirahata science and technology manager, silane products. A 25-year veteran of Dow Corning, Shirahata will direct the global activities of silane…