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    Kemira Pigments Oy: Matti Viitanen

    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 locat…

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    Glixtone: Keith Porter

    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…

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    H.B. Fuller Company: John A. Feenan

    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…

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    Buckman Laboratories: Robert Leigh

    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…

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    BASF: Lori Goucher

    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 Jim…

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    Air Products: William J. Cantwell

    Air Products: William J. Cantwell has been named to the newly created position of vice president, supply chain. Previously he was vice president, process management. John Marsland has been named vice president, corporate development office, re…

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    Nordson Corporation:John Keane

    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 assume responsibil…

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    Degussa: Stephen Holtzman

    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 respon…

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    OM Group, Inc.: Stephen D. Dunmead

    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.…

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    Bayer Polymers: Peter Vanacker

    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…

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    SPX Process Equipment: Jeff Neiweem

    SPX Process Equipment: Jeff Neiweem has been named national sales manager of Waukesha Cherry-Burrel. He had been general manager of the Bran+Luebbe product line.…

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    E.M. Sullivan Associates: Dianna Renz

    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…

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    New Millennium Media: Walter B. Poff

    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…

  • People in the News | Powder Coatings

    ● Jamestown Powder Coatings: Bradley

    Jamestown Powder Coatings: Bradley Hamm has been named manager of regulatory affairs. Mr. Hamm will maintain his responsibilities at the company’s corporate headquarters in Jamestown, PA. ● Rohm and…

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    Rohm and Haas: Gail P. Granoff

    Rohm and Haas: Gail P. Granoff has been named chief compliance and governance office, guiding the company, employees and the board of directors on compliance with SEC and NYSE rules and regulations…

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    Degussa: Kenneth Lee

    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…

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    Ameron: Terrence P. OShea

    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 engineering.…

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    Southern Clay: Michelle Londa

    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…

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    Precision IBC : Anthony Beard

    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…

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    Sto Corp.: James Lucas

    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 concrete faç…