Ecology Coatings, Inc. has elected Jim Juliano as its chairman. Juliano joined the Ecology Coatings Board in 2010. The company also announced the appointment of Nick DeMiro and John Salpietra to its Board of Directors. DeMiro is the president of Mayco International LLC, a privately held global leader in automotive design, engineering, tooling and manufacturing of plastic systems and modules for the automotive industry.
Salpietra is the co-founder of Val-Tec Plastics, a manufacturer of plastic injection molds and, since 2005, is the majority owner and managing partner of Moose Ridge Golf Course in South Lyon, MI.
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