• OMNOVA HIRES MANAGER: David Anderson

    OMNOVA HIRES MANAGER FOR FUNCTIONAL COATINGS Fairlawn, OH-based Omnova Solutions has named David Anderson business manager responsible for its functional coatings product line, which includes mold coating technologies sold to the compression a…

  • MATTHEWS, LAING AND: Ron Matthews

    MATTHEWS, LAING AND PIGNETTI JOIN ULTRA ADDITIVES Ron Matthews, Michael Laing and Vince Pignetti have joined Ultra Additives as regional sales managers. Matthews has assumed responsibility for marketing and sales promotion of the company&rsquo…

  • DUNLEARY ADDS REP: Dan Brady

    DUNLEARY ADDS REP Dan Brady has joined Dunleary, the Baltimore, MD-based distributor firm. Brady will serve as an area manger sharing coverage of Dunleary’s southern territory.…

  • PENOFIN NAMES POSTON: Mark Poston

    PENOFIN NAMES POSTON NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER Penofin Performance Coatings, a coatings maker based in Ukiah, CA, has named Mark Poston national account manager. He had been director of manufacturing, shipping and purchasing. CW…

  • GAITHER AND FREY REJOIN REICHHOLD AS CEO AND COO: John S. Gaither

    GAITHER AND FREY REJOIN REICHHOLD AS CEO AND COO Two former executives have rejoined Reichhold, Inc., taking key posts at the Research Triangle Park, NC-based organization. John S. Gaither has been named president and CEO and Douglas E. Frey h…

  • PPG names Hartings GM of NA auto OEM: Michael T Hartings

    PPG has appointed Michael T. Hartings general manager of North American automotive OEM coatings. In his new post, Hartings will be responsible for sales and service, including the integration of technology and manufacturing, for customers…

  • ROGER MILLER ELECTED

    ROGER MILLER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PDCA Robert C. Miller, president of R.C. Miller Co. Inc., has been elected president of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), which represents the interests of more than 5,000 owners and p…

  • ROHM AND HAAS NAMES

    ROHM AND HAAS NAMES FESTA DIRECTOR OF LATIN AMERICAN REGION Carlos A. Festa has been named director of Rohm and Haas’ Latin American region, succeeding Luis Fernandez who has taken responsibility for the company’s global plastics b…

  • EDMONSTON NAMED

    EDMONSTON NAMED PRESIDENT OF EC PIGMENTS USA European Color plc has made EC Pigments USA a free-standing group and named Robert P. Edmonston president. Edmonston, who will report to George Hughes, European Colour managing director, will be a p…

  • Ameron Makes Management Changes: William M. Smith

    AMERON MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGES Ameron International has named William M. Smith senior vice president- operations, reporting to James S. Marlen, chairman, president and CEO. Smith will have a broad range of management responsibility and overs…

  • DUFFIN JOINS E.W. KAUFMANN: Robert Duffin

    DUFFIN JOINS E.W. KAUFMANN Robert Duffin has joined E.W. Kaufmann Company following the retirement of Paul Boldt. Duffin will be responsible for the territory of Maryland, Virginia and W. Virginia.…

  • CROMPTON APPOINTS: David Sedler

    CROMPTON APPOINTS SEDLER BUSINESS DIRECTOR OF URETHANES BUSINESS David Sedler has been appointed business director for Crompton Corp.’s urethanes business, where he will have management responsibility for the European region including Af…

  • ANDERSON TO MANAGE OMNOVAS: David Anderson

    ANDERSON TO MANAGE OMNOVA’S FUNCTIONAL COATINGS LINE David Anderson has been appointed business manager of Omnova’s functional coatings product line, which provides in-mold coatings to the compression and injection molding markets.…

  • ASTM NAMES:NeaL S. Berke

    ASTM NAMES GO1 COMMITTEE CHAIR ASTM Committee G01 on corrosion of metals has elected Neal S. Berke of Grace Construction as its new chair. CW…

  • Akzo Nobel: Rinus Rooseboom

    Akzo Nobel has appointed Rinus Rooseboom, former senior group director coatings, to the position of general manager of the car refinishes business unit. He will succeed Cor de Grauw who will be heading the Nobilas unit. Rooseboom started…