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    Sika Industry: Barry Kutch

    l Sika Industry: Sika Industry has announced the appointment of Barry Kutch to vice president of…

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    RPM, Inc: Medina

    RPM, Inc.: This Medina, OH-based coatings company has elected Joseph P. Viviano, retired vice chairman and director of Hershey Foods Corporation, to its board of directors. Mr. Viviano will fill a vacancy in Class II of RPM’s board, expir…

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    Sherwin-Williams: Larry J. Pitorak

    Sherwin-Williams: Sherwin-Williams has announced that Larry J. Pitorak, chief financial officer, has left the company to pursue other business interests. Mr. Pitorak also held the titles of senior vice president, finance and treasurer. Sean P H…

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    The Paint Research Association: John Marshall

    The Paint Research Association: John Marshall, who was appointed to manage the association until a replacement for Chris Storey was found, will assume the role of managing director until further notice. Mr. Marshall has been company secretary a…

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    Elementis Specialties: Dewayne Wills

     Elementis Specialties: This Highstown, NJ-based company has appointed Dewayne Wills production engineer at the company’s Charleston, WV facility. Mr. Wills previously held production positions at the Great Lakes Chemical Corp. and John…

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    Dexter Chemical Company: Jose P. Rulz

    Dexter Chemical Company: Bronx, NYbased Dexter Chemical has appointed Jose P. Ruiz technical director with responsibility for development of new products and support of existing technologies. Prior to joining Dexter, Dr. Ruiz was a senior resea…

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    Degussa: Thomas Hermann

    Degussa: Werner Freitag will take over for Thomas Hermann as senior vice president of the resins business line. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Freitag headed the unit responsible for new business development. He was responsible for innovative c…

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    Rockwood Specialties: Michael Corcoran

    Rockwood Specialties: The pigments division has appointed Michael Corcoran vice president of sales for coatings and specialties. He will be responsible for overseeing all activities of the sales group and agents. Mr. Corcoran spent 17 years wit…

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    U.S. Coatings: James McCadden

    U.S. Coatings: James McCadden has been named vice president, sales at this St. Louis, MO-based coatings manufacturer. Mr. McCadden will be responsible for building the sales force and key national accounts.…

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    ICI Paints: John J. Haggerty

    l ICI Paints: John J. Haggerty has been named vice president and general counsel at ICI Paints North America. Mr. Haggerty will serve as a member of the board of directors and the North American executive team as he oversees the company’s legal…

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    Perma-Tech Industrial Coatings: Tim Kenworthy

    Perma-Tech Industrial Coatings: Tim Kenworthy has been promoted to vice president of sales for this Cleveland-OH-based company. In his new position, Mr. Kenworthy will be responsible for overseeing a sales force that recruits new contractors for its…

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    Valspar: Lori Walker

    Valspar: Lori Walker has been named corporate vice president and controller for this Minneapolis-MN coatings company. Ms. Walker joined Valspar in 2000 as assistant controller and was appointed controller later that year. Prior to joining the compan…

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    BASF: Jean-Pierre Monteny

    l BASF: Jean-Pierre Monteny, vice president, automotive refinish at BASF Coatings Ag and managing director of BASF Coatings S.A., Clermont/France, has been named to the board of executive directors at BASF Coatings AG.…

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    INEOS Acrylics: J. Jefferson Davis

    l INEOS Acrylics: J. Jefferson Davis has been named president of INEOS Acrylics, Inc., the Cordova, TN-based supplier of methacrylates. Mr. Davis, who replaces Ross H. McMillan, had been senior vice president, INEOS Acrylics Ltd.…

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    Elementis Specialties: Ann Marie Vassallo

    l Elementis Specialties: Ann Marie Vassallo and Howard B. Falkowitz are now customer service representatives for the coatings and additives group at Elementis Specialties.…

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    Silberline: Glenn Kleppinger

    Silberline: Glenn Kleppinger has been promoted to senior vice president, global business development. Mr. Kleppinger, a 17-year veteran of the company, had most recently been vice president, global market development.…

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    Huber Engineered Materials

    l Huber Engineered Materials: Thomas B. Lamb has been named president and sector CEO of Huber Engineered Materials (HEM), a division of J.M. Huber Corp. Mr. Lamb joins HEM from Lexmark International, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing…

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    Reichhold: Wolfgang Regele

    l Reichhold: In an effort to create a global coatings management team, Reichhold has announced several personnel appointments. Wolfgang Regele will serve as vice president of global marketing and general manager Europe. Mr. Regele, who will manage th…

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    Gunther Tappeiner

    Günther Tappeiner, vice president of global technology, will have responsibility for technical support and the graphics arts business. He has been with Reichhold for seven years and previously served as site leader for Reichhold’s Vienna f…

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    Hocutt Philips

    Hocutt Phillips has been named vice president of global operations. Mr. Phillips will have responsibility for manufacturing and operations in North America, Latin America and Europe.…