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    Ashland Distribution: Darryl A. Deaton

    Ashland Distribution Co.: Ashland’s industrial chemicals and solvents (IC&S) division has named Darryl A. Deaton business manager. Mr. Deaton will be responsible for managing all aspects of the division’s business in the Columbu…

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    Lyondell Chemical Co.: Russell T. Crockett Jr.

    Lyondell Chemical Co.: Russell T. Crockett, Jr. and J. Vaughn Deasy have been appointed to lead the sales functions for the recently consolidated chemicals and polymers organization of Lyondell Chemical Co. and Equistar Chemicals, LP. Mr. Croc…

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    Reichold: Hersch Craven

    Reichhold: Reichhold named Hersch Craven plant manager of its Pensacola, FL facility. Mr. Craven will direct the manufacturing and delivery of products.…

  • People in the News | Pigments

    EM Industries: Douglas S. Brown

    EM Industries: Merck KGaA announced that Douglas S. Brown has been named president and chief executive officer of EM Industries, Inc. He replaces Tom Colclough, who retired on June 30. Mr. Brown joined EM Industries in September 2001 and has mo…

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    MAYNE APPOINTED GLOBAL: Chuck Mayne

    ● Akzo Nobel: Chuck Mayne has been appointed global manager automotive aftermarket for Akzo Nobel car refinishes. Using his expertise in the automotive field, Mr. Mayne will lead Akzo Nobel’s global effort to enhance the profitabili…

  • People in the News | Powder Coatings

    Spraylat Corp: Robert M. Schmuck

    ● Spraylat Corp.: This Gainesville, TXbased company announced that Robert M. Schmuck has been named vice president and general manager– powder coatings business unit. Most recently Mr. Schmuck served as business manager for Valspar&…

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    Tri-iso, Inc.: Steven Luboviski

    Tri-iso, Inc.: Steven Luboviski has joined this Claremont, CA-based company as a technical sales representative. Prior to joining Tri-iso, he was an associate chemist in the soldermask group and organic synthesis group at the Shipley Co…

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    Focus Chemical Corp.: Joe Lipiec

    Focus Chemical Corp.: Joe Lipiec has joined the company as midwest U.S. regional manager. Mr. Lipiec has 30 years experience in the chemical industry in a variety of sales and marketing positions with companies such as Witco, Air Products and B…

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    Degussa Corp.: Probyn Forbes

    Degussa Corp.: Probyn Forbes was named the new director of manufacturing for the colorants business line. As director of manufacturing, Mr. Forbes brings more than 13 years of experience, most recently as plant manager at the company’s Lo…

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    ● Rheometric Scientific: Scott Pufahl h

    Rheometric Scientific: Scott Pufahl has joined the company as vice president of engineering and operations. Mr. Pufahl will be responsible for all manufacturing and engineering functions. He brings to the company more than 10 years in leadershi…

  • Additives | People in the News

    EFKA Additives BV: Peter Quednau

    EFKA Additives BV: Peter Quednau, one of the founders of EFKA in 1983, will retire as director of technology. Arend Noordam has been appointed his successor.…

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    Blackfriar Paints: Peter Sims

    Blackfriar Paints: Following a restructuring of the organization, the company has named Peter Sims as its new managing director. Mr. Sims joined the company as marketing director almost two years ago and has more than 18 years experience in the…

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    Watson Coatings: Jerome Mitchell

    Watson Coatings, Inc.: The company announced the hiring of Jerome Mitchell as controller. The company also announced that Mike Brinker has been appointed sales representative for the marine line of Watson Coatings’ products to the inland…

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    Solutia: Nathalie Delava

    Solutia, Inc.: Nathalie Delava has been named product manager, adhesives for Europe, for the resin and additives business unit of Solutia, Inc. She will be based in Louvain-la- Neuve, Belgium. In her new position, Ms. Delava will be responsible…

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    Carboline Company: Richard M. Wilson

    Carboline Company: Richard M. Wilson joined the company as president…

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    Sika Industry: Ron Smith

    ● Sika Industry: This supplier of bonding, sealing, damping, protection and acoustic control products appointed Ron Smith to the newly created position of director of marketing. Mr. Smith will be responsible for directing and managing the…

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    Reichold: Dan Uyesato

    ● Reichhold: Dan Uyesato has been named general counsel for the company. He will be responsible for all of Reichhold’s legal activities on a global basis. Reichhold also announced the appointment of Jeffrey Cochran as plant manager…

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    Dow Polyurethanes: David Fischer

    Dow Polyurethanes: David Fischer, business vice president of Dow’s polyurethanes business, has relocated to Horgen, Switzerland and will direct business operations from there. He has been with Dow since 1986…

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    Degussa: Robert J. Morlino

    Degussa: The company announced that Robert J. Morlino, who had been vice president and general manager of the company’s colorants business line, has taken the position of controller for Degussa’s bleaching and water chemicals busine…

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    Radiant Color: Darren Bianchi

    ● Radiant Color: This division of Magruder Color Company and producer of fluorescent color technology for the coatings, inks and plastics markets announced that Darren Bianchi has been appointed president of Radiant Color. Mr. Bianchi has…