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    Southwall Technologies: William Berry

    Southwall Technologies, Inc.: This manufacturer of thin-film coatings for the automotive glass, electronic display and architectural markets announced three appointments to the company’s board of directors. William Berry, Bruce Jaffe and…

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    The Flood Company: George Fischer

    The Flood Company: The Flood Company announced that George Fischer has joined the company as vice president and managing director for its international division. Mr. Fischer will be responsible for all of Flood’s international operations,…

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    Michelman: John Michelman

    Michelman, Inc.: Michelman, Inc. announced several organizational changes. John Michelman will become chairman of the board and Steve Shifman will be the new president of Michelman, Inc. Dr. Michelman, who has been with the company for 38 year…

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    Reichold: Jose Luiz Calvo Filho

    Reichhold: Reichhold announced the appointment of Jose Luiz Calvo Filho to lead the commercial activities for the composites business for Brazil and the other Mercosur countries, including Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Mr. Calvo has spent mo…

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    Silberline: Steven R. Gingras

    Silberline: Steven R. Gingras has been promoted to the position of vice president of operations. He has been with the company two years, most recently holding the position of director of marketing. The company also announced the promotion of Ro…

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    Corob: Warren Moore

    Corob: Warren Moore has been appointed technical service manager for North American operations at Corob North America. Mr. Moore has more than 25 years of experience in technical support management for electro-mechanical products. He will mang…

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    Watson Coatings: John Moore

    Watson Coatings, Inc.: This producer of environmentally compliant coatings technology announced the addition of John Moore to the position of retail sales manager. In this role, Mr. Moore will represent the entire line of Watson Coatings produc…

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    Goldshmidt Industrial Chemical: Leon A. Perez

    Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp.: This chemical manufacturing company appointed Leon A. Perez as director of technology and business development. Dr. Perez will guide strategic marketing, technology management and business development for…

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    Cognis: Joe Polak

    Cognis: Joe Polak was named sales excellence project manager. In his new role, Mr. Polak will oversee and implement new practices for Cognis’ North American sales team. Mr. Polak is a 17-year veteran of Cognis, having worked in field sale…

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    DuPont: John R. Lewis

    DuPont: DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies announced several senior leadership appointments in its performance coatings business unit. John R. Lewis, vice president and general manager of DuPont Herberts automotive systems and powder coat…

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    Sartomer: Bill Wittig

    Sartomer: Sartomer Company has promoted Bill Wittig, former marketing manager of monomers and oligomers, to business manager of its specialty polymers group. In his new position, Mr. Wittig will oversee all business activities for the group, w…

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    Sto Corp: David Bolvin

    Sto Corp.: This producer of cladding, coating and restoration systems has announced the appointment of David Boivin as its new chief executive officer. Mr. Boivin succeeds the retiring Macon Lowe, who has been CEO of Sto Corp. since 1993…

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    XIM Products: Juan Jarufe

    XIM Products, Inc.: This manufacturer of paint, primers, sealers, specialty coatings and paint additives for the architectural and automotive refinish markets announced that Juan Jarufe has been named vice president of research and development.…

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    Luzenac Group: Roger Jakeman

    Luzenac Group: Roger Jakeman has been appointed vice president of its European coatings business unit. Mr. Jakeman, who has been with Luzenac since 1996 as coatings market manager, has more than 15 years experience working in the European coati…

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    Bayer; Werner Spinner

    Bayer: Werner Spinner, member of the board of management of Bayer AG, left the company for personal reasons at the end of February. The management board of the holding company, under the leadership of chairman Werner Wenning, has been reduced f…

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    BM NAMES ABRAMS

    Benjamin Moore: Benjamin Moore & Co. announced that Denis Abrams, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named president. He will continue to perform the duties of chief operating officer. Former president Yvan Dupuy…

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    Sherwin Williams: Susan J. Kropf

    Sherwin-Williams: Susan J. Kropf was appointed to the board of directors of the Sherwin-Williams Company. Ms. Kropf is president and chief operating officer of Avon Products, Inc…

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    The Flood Company: Anothony M. Ciepiel

    The Flood Company: Anthony M. Ciepiel, former president and CEO of Realty One, has been named president and COO of the Flood Company, a producer of wood care products. Prior to joining Realty One in 1993, Mr. Ciepiel was executive vice presiden…

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    RPM International: Thomas C. Sullivan

    RPM International: RPM International, Inc. announced the addition of two members to its corporate office. Thomas C. Sullivan, Jr., is the new director of corporate development and will assist the company in implementing its acquisition program.…

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    Urecoats Industries: Ken Latiolais

    Urecoats Industries: The company has appointed Ken Latiolais as vice president of operations. Mr. Latiolais joins Urecoats following more than three decades in the roofing industry. Most recently, he worked at Johns-Manville Corp., where he man…