International Specialty Products (ISP) has promoted Claude Dal Farra to vice president, research and development. In his new role, Dal Farra is responsible for the global research and development initiatives of the company’s performance chemicals, biocides and personal care businesses, as well as polymer science. He reports directly to Sunil Kumar, ISP president and CEO. Dal Farro originally joined ISP through the acquisition of Vincience in January 2007, where he served as technical director and director of research in new molecules.
In other news, ISP has appointed Scott Edris as director, global marketing, performance chemicals. In this capacity, he is responsible for building strategic marketing plans in the agricultural chemicals and coatings and adhesives markets. Prior to joinging ISP, Edris was segment manager, North American paints and coatings emulsion with Celanese.