SMC Appoints new
Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Matt Van Tiem as product manager, paint and coatings/specialty products. In his new position, Van Tiem will be responsible for all SMC’s commercial activities related to the supply and management of SMC’s VOC exempt solvent, PCBTF, and other chemical specialties in the paint and coatings market. Prior to joining SMC, he held sales and management roles with Dow, Huntsman, Sterling Chemical and Texas Petrochemicals.
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