• Ellis Paint’s Sandra Berg appointed to CARB: Sandra Berg

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Sandra (Sandy) Berg, president and CEO of the Ellis Paint Company and member of the National Paint and Coatings Association’s (NPCA) board of directors, to the California Air Resour…

  • MARCHIO PROMOTED TO: Francois Marchio

    MARCHIO PROMOTED TO EMD VICE PRESIDENT Francois Marchio has been named vice president of the pigments division of EMD Chemicals, Inc. He will be responsible for the automotive, industrial and cosmetic pigment product lines. Marchio will…

  • DEGUSSA NAMES NEW MANAGING: Martin Welp

    DEGUSSA NAMES NEW MANAGING AND MARKETING DIRECTORS Martin Welp has joined Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit as managing director of Degussa Colortrend B.V. In his new position, Welp will assume responsibility for the coloran…

  • CCP NAMES FISCHER NEW: Gary Fischer

    CCP NAMES FISCHER NEW SALES AND MARKETING DIRECTOR Gary Fischer has joined Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) as director of sales and marketing for coatings resins. Fischer has more than 25-years experience in sales and business manageme…

  • ACE HARDWARE HIRES: Mike Zipser

    ACE HARDWARE HIRES ZIPSER, PROMOTES VENHUIZEN Ace Hardware Corp. has hired Mike Zipser as vice president, retail development and new business, and has promoted John Venhuizen to director of new business development. Both Zipser and Venhuizen w…

  • MICHELMAN HIRES MARKETING: David Butterfield

    MICHELMAN HIRES MARKETING REP, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER David Butterfield will join Michelman’s performance coatings division as market manager, for perishables. Butterfield’s primary responsible will be to increase the market pe…

  • KALMIKOFF NAMED PRESIDENT AND: Alan I. Kalmikoff

    KALMIKOFF NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF KEIM-ADDITEC SURFACE USA Alan I. Kalmikoff has been named president and CEO of Keim-Additec Surface USA, LLC. Kalmikoff has been involved in the coatings and graphic arts industries for 30 years and has h…

  • LANSCO COLOR ANNOUNCES: Frank Lavieri

    LANSCO COLOR ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES Frank Lavieri will join Lansco Colors as executive vice president and general manager. Lavieri has experience as a research leader, product safety manager and marketing manager at Hoechst/Clariant…

  • BIDDLE LEAVES CHEMARK: Rodney Biddle

    BIDDLE LEAVES CHEMARK TO REJOIN REICHHOLD Rodney Biddle has been named senior advisor for Reichhold’s North American coatings business. Biddle worked with Reichhold for more than 35 years in the company’s previous coatings, composit…

  • OLSON NAMED SENIOR VICE: Bruce Olson

    OLSON NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ROCKWOOD SPECIALTIES GROUP Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc. has appointed Bruce Olson senior vice president. Olson will report directly to Seifi Ghasemi, Rockwood chairman and CEO. In his new position,…

  • PAPPAS NAMED EXECUTIVE: Amber Pappas

    PAPPAS NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NACE FOUNDATION Amber Pappas has been named executive director of the NACE Foundation. Pappas has a strong background in business development and strategic planning and brings more than 15 years of marketing…

  • PLASTICOLORS NAMES LUDWIG: Cheryl Ludwig

    PLASTICOLORS NAMES LUDWIG THERMOSET PROCESS SPECIALIST Cheryl Ludwig has been named thermoset process development specialist for Plasticolors, Inc. Ludwig will be responsible for science and technology as it relates to the thermoset composite…

  • ROHM AND HAAS APPOINTS O’BRIEN: Gary O'brien

    ROHM AND HAAS APPOINTS O’BRIEN DIRECTOR OF INVESTOR RELATIONS Rohm and Haas Company has named Gary O’Brien director of investor relations. In his new role, he will be the primary conduit for investor information to analysts, stockho…

  • INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL: Britt Nordby

    INTER-SOCIETY COLOR COUNCIL ELECTS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS The Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) has elected its new officers and directors. Elected as directors are Britt Nordby of Degussa Corp., Frank O’Donnell of Sherwin- Williams Co.…

  • KERR-MCGEE NAMES ADAMS VP: Kerr Mc-Gee

    KERR-MCGEE NAMES ADAMS VP CHEMICAL, POOS VP TREASURER Kerr-McGee Corp. has named Tom Adams vice president of chemical. Adams, formerly vice president and general manager of the company’s titanium dioxide pigment division, is responsible…