Degussa: Robert Poemer has been
named vice president of architectural
colorants for Degussa’s coating
and colorants business unit. In his
new position, Mr. Poemer is responsible
for the strategic direction and
overall profitability of the architectural
colorants business for the
Denis “Jim” Smith has been
named technical director of
Degussa’s Mobile, AL production
facility. Mr. Smith brings more than
30 years of experience to his new
position. As technical director, Mr.
Smith will assess and interpret the
plant’s current and future needs,
including utilities, maintenance,
planning, storage, engineering, project
design and construction.
Stefan Uhrlandt has been named
technical market manager, silica
and silicates. In his new position, Dr.
Uhrlandt will be responsible for silica
and silicates-applied technology
operations in the NAFTA region. Dr.
Uhrlandt brings seven years of experience
with Degussa to his new position,
most recently serving as director,
pilot plants and product development.
In 2000, he was honored with
the advanced fillers and pigment
award for his contributions to the
The architectural coatings industry has undergone great change over the last ten years. Today’s coatings have a much different raw material base, a different environmental profile and different properties. These changes have been br…