Benjamin Moore: Benjamin Moore &
Co. announced that Denis Abrams,
executive vice president and chief operating
officer, has been named president.
He will continue to perform the
duties of chief operating officer. Former
president Yvan Dupuy remains chairman
and chief executive officer.
Dr. Abrams joined Benjamin Moore
& Co. as director of manufacturing following
the company’s acquisition in
1995 of S.L. Gillman Paint, an Atlantabased
manufacturer of industrial coatings
owned and operated by Dr. Abrams
and his brothers. He was elected vice
president of operations in 1999 and
named executive vice president and
chief operating officer in 2001.
The company also announced that
Don Devine, senior vice president and
chief financial officer, was named executive
vice president and chief financial
officer. Mr. Devine joined Benjamin
Moore & Co. in 1998 as vice president
and chief financial officer after leaving
the Dannon Company, where he held
the position of vice president of finance
and chief financial officer.
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