• Degussa; Jadel Baptista

    Degussa: Jadel Baptista has been selected to serve as colorants lab coordinator for the company’s new technical service lab at Degussa’s Americana facility near Sao Paulo, Brazil. Along with his extensive knowledge of the coatings i…

  • Jamestown Powder Coatings: Jon Pollina

    Jamestown Powder Coatings: Jon Pollina has joined the company as northeast Ohio regional sales manager.…

  • Mississippi Lime Company: Eric Van Rens

    Mississippi Lime Company: Eric Van Rens has joined the company as director of marketing. Mr. Van Rens will be responsible for all specialty and commodity marketing activities.…

  • Netzsch: Mark Seale

    Netzsch: The grinding and dispersing division of Netzsch, Inc. has named Mark Seale south central regional sales manager, representing Netzsch’s grinding division in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska…

  • Precision IBC: Nancye Renihan

    Precision IBC: Nancye Renihan has been named CFO.…

  • Eastman: Richard A. Lorraine

    Eastman: Richard A. Lorraine has been named senior vice president and CFO, succeeding James P. Rogers, who has become executive vice president and president of the Eastman division.…

  • Pantheon Chemical Corp: David Palermo

    Pantheon Chemical Corp.: David Palermo has been named director of aerospace development. He had been military program manager at Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings.…

  • CPS Color: Stefan Schroer

    CPS Color: Stefan Schröer-Elpers has been named vice president of CPS Color’s worldwide customer support activities. Mr. Schröer-Elpers has held general management positions for a variety of German paint companies.…

  • Safinah: David E.J. Arnold

    Safinah: David E.J. Arnold has joined this UK-based paint and coatings consultancy. Dr. Arnold has worked for Akzo Nobel and Jotun…

  • Paints and Solvents: Brian Gagne

    Paints & Solvents: Two former Valspar employees, Brian Gagne and Marty Stinson, have joined the company. Mr. Gagne will be working on quality control, new product testing and product reviews. Mr. Stinson will serve as a customer service rep…

  • Kemira Oyjl: Lasse Kurkilahti

    Kemira Oyj: The board of directors of Kemira Oyj has named Lasse Kurkilahti chief executive officer. Mr. Kurkilahti is currently president and CEO of Elcoteq Oyj, the largest European company in electronics manufacturing services. He will begin…

  • Dow Emulsion Polymers: Donna Babcock

    Dow Emulsion Polymers: Donna Babcock has taken over as marketing executive and Murat Orhon has been named senior marketing manager for the company’s North American coated paper business. Ms. Babcock will lead the North American market te…

  • TNEMEC NAMES CORTELYOU: Peter F. Cortelyou

    Tnemec Company, Inc.: Peter F. Cortelyou has been named president and chief operating officer. Mr. Cortelyou originally joined Tnemec in 1975 as controller and office manager. Prior to being named president in 1986, he served as vice president,…

  • Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands: John Simons

    Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands: John Simons has been promoted to vice president of marketing. In this position, Mr. Simons will oversee the group’s, product development, advertising and marketing initiatives including promoting Sierra Perfo…

  • BASF: Michael Blair

    BASF: Raineer Michael Blair has been named group vice president, coatings in North America. His appointment was effective Nov. 1. Mr. Blair, who had been head of automotive OEM coatings unit for BASF Coatings in Münster, has relocated to…