Rohm and Haas: The company has
announced new leadership for several
of its business units. Suzanne
Rowland will succeed Nicholas
Gutwein as global business director
for adhesives and sealants. Mr.
Gutwein will become president and
CEO of another Rohm and Haas
division. James Swanson will succeed
Ms. Rowland as head of the
North American architectural and
functional coating business. All
three will remain vice presidents at
Rohm and Haas.
In addition, M. Reginald Horne
will succeed Mr. Swanson as global
business director for powder coatings
and John Culbertson will succeed
Mr. Horne as global business director
for the automotive coatings business.
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