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    Rohm and Haas: Luis Fernandez

    ● Rohm and Haas: The company has named Luis Fernandez to the position of sales and marketing director, coatings North America region. In this position, Mr. Fernandez will manage all sales and marketing activities for the company’s a…

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    Orr and Boss: Raymond E. Foscante

    ● Orr and Boss: This Plymouth, MI-based international management, marketing and manufacturing consulting firm specializing in the paint, coatings, composites and specialty chemicals industries has appointed Raymond E. Foscante senior cons…

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    BASF Coatings AG: Jacques Delmoitiez

    BASF Coatings AG: Jacques Delmoitiez, group vice president, global business unit performance chemicals for coatings, plastics and specialties, BASF Aktiengesellschaft, will take charge of the automotive refinish business unit of BASF Coatings A…

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    Spraylat: Oscar Gutierrez

    ● Spraylat: Oscar Gutierrez has been promoted to the position of operations manager in the Texas powder division. He will be responsible for maintenance, shipping and receiving, purchasing, health/safety and environmental issues and will…

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    Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings: Jim Stevens

    ● Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings: This international supplier of aircraft coatings has named Jim Stevens national sales manager. In this newly created position, Mr. Stevens will be responsible for overseeing the functions of the busi…

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    PPG: Frank A. Archinaco

    ● PPG: PPG Industries announced that Frank A. Archinaco, executive vice president, will retire July 1, and Charles E. Bunch, executive vice president, has been elected president and chief operating officer, effective the same day. Mr. Arc…

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    PQ Corporation: Alen E. Barton

    ● PQ Corporation: The Valley Forge, PAbased producer of silica-based industrial and specialty chemicals, announced the election of Alan E. Barton to the board of directors. Dr. Barton is the vice president and business unit director for c…

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    CVC Specialty Chemicals: Charlie Zarnitz

    ● CVC Specialty Chemicals: Charlie Zarnitz has joined CVC as technical service manager. He will be responsible for applications and product support. The company also appointed Bill Starner to the position of technical director. He will ad…

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    TheM.F. Cachat Company: Kevin E. Trainor

    ● The M.F. Cachat Company: This Cleveland, OH-based distributor announced three appointments. Kevin E. Trainor has joined the company as eastern region sales manager. David E. Haxton and Gerard T. McShane have joined the company as techni…

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    Johnson polymer: Robert "Bud" Equi

    ● Johnson Polymer: Robert “Bud” Equi has been named vice president, market development at Johnson Polymer. In this position, he will be responsible for providing coordination of market research and business development practic…

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    Cognis: Henkel

    ● Cognis: This specialty chemicals company, sold at the end of last year by Henkel, has created a new management board. The new board is comprised of three officers. Antonio Trius, formerly executive vice president, care chemicals at Cogn…

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    Kohl Marketing: Rick Dolan

    ● Kohl Marketing: This Roswell, GAbased distributor and sales agent has hired Rick Dolan to serve as strategic marketing and product management. Mr. Dolan has experience in both distribution and manufacturing, and was most recently direct…

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    The Chemquest Group: Michael D. Brown

    ● The Chemquest Group, Inc.: The company announced the promotion of Michael D. Brown to the position of vice president. Mr. Brown joined ChemQuest in 1999 after 17 years with DuPont Performance Coatings, where he was business manager.…

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    Cardolite Corporation: Ryan Davis

    ● Cardolite Corporation: The company recently named Ryan Davis technical sales representative for its line of phenalkamine epoxy curing agents and modifiers. He will be responsible for coating materials sales at strategic locations throug…

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    Bayer AG: Klaus

    ● Bayer AG.: Klaus Kühn, head of finance, and Richard Pott, general manager of the specialty products business group, will join Bayer AG’s board of management effective May 1. Dr. Pott will be responsible for strategy and huma…

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    Urecoats Industries, Inc.: Joe Klecko

    ● Urecoats Industries, Inc.: This developer and marketer of sealants and coating products for the construction and building products industries, announced the appointment of Joe Klecko to the position of vice president Northeast sales, th…

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    Sherwin Williams: Gary E. McCullough

    ● Sherwin-Williams: Gary E. McCullough was appointed to the board of directors of the Sherwin-Williams Company. Mr. McCullough is senior vice president–Americas of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a manufacturer and marketer of chewing gums…

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    LÖBBE ELECTED TO BASF

    BASF: The supervisory board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft has appointed Klaus Peter Löbbe as a member of the board of executive directors of BASF Aktiengesellschaft effective Jan. 1, 2002. On March 1, Mr. Löbbe will also assume responsib…

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    BASF: Frank E. McKulka

    BASF Corporation: The company announced several structural and personnel changes as part of its global “Fit for the Future” strategy. BASF’s NAFTA Region II, responsible for coatings, will be headed by Frank E. McKulka, execut…

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    Rohm and Haas: Jacques Croisetiere

    Rohm and Haas Company: The company has announced three senior executive appointments. Jacques Croisetiere has been named regional director of Europe. He retains his responsibilities as business unit director for the ion exchange resins business…