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…
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…
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.…
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 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 has taken over as marketing
executive and Murat Orhon has been
named senior marketing manager for
the company’s North American coated
Ms. Babcock will lead the North
American market te…
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 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
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…
Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.
Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…