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    Rohm and Haas: Carol Eicher

    Rohm and Haas Company: Carol Eicher has been named vice president of the company and Jacques M. Croisetiere has been tapped to serve as CFO.…

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    Sartomer Company: Steve Edwards

    Sartomer Company: Steve Edwards is now business and marketing development manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Edwards assumes the business and marketing responsibilities of Frank Zeglin, who is working exclusively within the company’…

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    Tikkurila Paints: Pirjo Ahola

    Tikkurila Paints Oy: Pirjo Ahola has been appointed senior researcher for the exterior paint research team…

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    California Paints: Frank Ferrante

    ● California Paints: Frank Ferrante has been appointed sales manager for New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. John Alvarez has been named sales manager for the southeast region of the U.S. Jennifer Gamble has been hired as a m…

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    Degussa: Thomas Rudolph

    ● Degussa: Thomas Rudolph has been named manager of the Aerosil and silanes business unit’s silanes business.…

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    Vulcan Painters: Jeff Theo

    Vulcan Painters: Jeff Theo, presidentelect of SSPC and a former employee of Rust-Oleum Corp., has joined this Birmingham, AL-based painting contracting firm.…

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    Reichold: Luiz Souto Maia M. Mello

    Reichhold: Luiz Souto Maia M. Mello has been named the new plant manager of the company’s facility located in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil…

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    Bayer: Randall Dearth

    ● Bayer: Randall Dearth has been named president and CEO of Bayer Chemicals Corp., with responsibility for the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Dearth had been head of Bayer’s global powder coatings business. Ian Paterson has been named presid…

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    Johnson Polymer: Alan Henshaw

    Johnson Polymer: Alan Henshaw has been appointed vice president, Americas region. In this position, Mr. Henshaw retains his former VP product innovation and new technology responsibilities, and gains responsibility for leading the Johnson Polym…

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    Cytec: Shane D. Fleming

    Cytec: Shane D. Fleming has been named president, Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Mr. Fleming, who joined Cytec in 1983, will report to David Lilly, chairman, president and CEO.…

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    ICI: Brendan O'Neill

    ICI: The board of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC announced that Brendan O’Neill has resigned as a director and chief executive of ICI. He is succeeded by John McAdam, who currently is executive director of the company and chairman and…

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    Degussa: Dr. Luginsland

    Degussa: Degussa announced that Hans-Detlef Luginsland has been named marketing manager, silica and silanes for rubber applications with the company’s advanced fillers and pigments business unit. In this new position, Dr. Luginsland will…

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    Masco: Alan Barry

    Masco: Masco Corporation announced the appointment of Alan Barry as president and chief operating officer. Mr. Barry succeeds former president and chief operating officer Ray Kennedy, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.…

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    Lucite International: Scott Davidson

    Lucite International: Following the sudden death of Scott Davidson, chairman and CEO of Lucite International, the company announced changes to the organization of the company. Geoffrey J. Arbuthnott, currently non-executive director of Lucite…

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    Rohm Haas: Bradley Bell

    Rohm and Haas: The company announced that Bradley Bell, chief financial officer at Rohm and Haas, will resign at the end of May. Jacques Croisetiere, currently regional director for Europe, will replace Mr. Bell.…

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    PPG: David P. Morris

    PPG: David P. Morris, global general manager of sales and marketing for the aerospace business unit of PPG Industries, was named vice president, aerospace. Mr. Morris joined PRC-DeSoto International, formerly Courtaulds Aerospace, in 1989, and…

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    DuPont: Trena Benson

    DuPont: Trena Benson has been appointed custom coater business segment manager at DuPont Powder Coatings. The position was created to better service the powder coatings market segment. Ms. Benson had been customer sales support manager the past…

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    Tikkurila: Tapio Kaar

    Tikkurila: Due to the upcoming retirement of Tapio Käär, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, the company has announced an organizational change. Ulf Koivula has been appointed executive vice president for Tikkurila Coatings Oy, and wi…

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    Valspar: Vonn Schopp

    Valspar: Vonn Schopp has joined Valspar’s composites business as a R&D chemist. Mr. Schopp joins Valspar from Eastman Chemicals where he was quality control supervisor. Mark Gosselin has joined the composites group as technical sales…

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    Expancel: Mario Pisciotti

    Expancel Inc.: Expancel Inc. announced that Mario Pisciotti has been named sales engineer responsible for the Latin American market. Mr. Pisciotti will manage the company’s sales of thermoplastic microspheres used in coatings and inks to…