• QUEST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS NAMES: Carol E. Bramson

    QUEST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS NAMES COO, ELECTS BOARD MEMBER Quest Specialty Chemicals has named Gerard A. Loftus, who joined the Quest team in 2003, COO and CFO. In addition, Carol E. Bramson has been elected to Quest’s board of directors. B…

  • BASF appoints Smith VP intermediates: Wayne T. Smith

    BASF has appointed Wayne T. Smith group vice president, intermediates in North America. Smith has more than twenty years of industry experience, most recently serving as vice president and general manager of specialty construction chemica…

  • UNIQEMA APPOINTS SIEMER: Chris Siemer

    UNIQEMA APPOINTS SIEMER REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR ASIA Uniqema has appointed Chris Siemer regional director for the A s i a - P a c i f i c region. In his new position, Siemer will be responsible for daily operations and the development and…

  • CHEMARK APPOINTS: John Lowry

    CHEMARK APPOINTS LOWRY VP AND DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT The Chemark Consulting Group has appointed John Lowry partner and vice president and director of strategic development. Lowry comes to Chemark with 30 years in coatings, adhesive…

  • VALSPAR TREASURER: Deborah D. Weiss

    VALSPAR TREASURER TO LEAVE THE COMPANY Deborah D.Weiss, vice president and treasurer, Valspar Corp., will leave the company effective Dec. 31. Lori A. Walker, vice president and controller, will become treasurer.…

  • KERR-MCGEE MAKES: Kerr-McGee

    KERR-MCGEE MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES Kerr-McGee Shared Services LLC has named Deborah Schramm vice president of corporate communications, responsible for internal and external communications and community relations. Schramm has more than 2…

  • TRUSERVE PRESIDENT: Pamela Forbes Lieberman

    TRUSERVE PRESIDENT AND CEO RESIGNS TruServ Corp. has announced that Pamela Forbes Lieberman has resigned as president and chief executive officer at the request of the company’s board of directors. The board of directors has named board…

  • IFT NAMES CONTROLLER: Roxanne Gunter

    IFT NAMES CONTROLLER, PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT AND QUALITY TECHNICIAN Imagineering Finishing Technologies (IFT), a metal finishing company, has appointed Roxanne Gunter controller. In her new position, Gunter will support and assist in the contin…

  • CEPE names new managing director

    Jan van der Meulen has been named the new managing director of CEPE. He will replace Jean Schoder, who is retiring. Van der Meulen has held several positions in coatings-related companies, including Acheson Colloid, Sigma Coatings, DSM an…

  • DEGUSSA NAMES EVANS DIRECTOR: Jonathan Evans

    Jonathan Evans has been appointed director of corporate communications for Degussa Corp. In his new position, Evans is responsible for communications, government relations, media relations and public relations. Evans comes to Degussa from…

  • FERRO NAMES KIRSCH: James F. Kirsch

    FERRO NAMES KIRSCH PRESIDENT AND CEO Ferro Corporation has named James F. Kirsch president and CEO of the company. Responsible for Ferro’s global operations, Kirsch has also been named a member of the newly formed office of the chairman.…

  • STEVENS NAMED VICE: Todd Stevens

    STEVENS NAMED VICE PRESIDENT OF OCCIDENTAL Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s board of directors has elected Todd Stevens to the position of vice president, acquisitions and corporate finance. Stevens joined Occidental in 1995, and has filled…

  • GRACE PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS: Michael S. Richardson

    GRACE PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS NAMES RICHARDSON QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER FOR DAREX Grace Performance Chemicals has named Michael S. Richardson worldwide quality assurance manager for its Darex business unit. Darex is a supplier of can and cl…

  • BOLTON ELECTED TO ACE: William Bolton

    BOLTON ELECTED TO ACE HARDWARE’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS William Bolton has been elected to the Ace Hardware Corp, board of directors as an outside director. Bolton has served the board since Oct. 2003 in a retail advisory capacity…

  • MARCANTONIO ELECTED TO H.B.: Richard L. Marcantonio

    MARCANTONIO ELECTED TO H.B. FULLER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Richard L. Marcantonio has been elected to H.B. Fuller’s board of directors. His election expands the board to nine members. Marcantonio is currently president and CEO of G&…