Dexter Chemical: Dexter Chemical has
appointed Juan Tobias Leon group
leader for industrial products. Mr. Leon
will lead the development of new formulations
for its phosphate ester surfactants
in architectural paint and industrial
coatings formulations. He will also
provide technical support for Dexter’s
sales agents throughout the U.S. Prior
to joining Dexter, Mr. Leon was a senior
chemist for Behr Process Corp., the
technical director for Wilshire Paint and
a research chemist with Dunn-Edwards
and Mercury Paint.
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