The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) elected its new president, Bill McPherson, recently retired president of the International Paint division of AkzoNobel. The president of IPPIC serves a two-year term, acts as the chairman of the meetings and is a recently retired executive from the industry. McPherson succeeds Ed Donnelly, retired senior vice president of DuPont Performance Coatings, who served as IPPIC president for four years. McPherson served as CEO or managing director of Courtaulds Chemicals and AkzoNobel businesses for 24 years. He retired from AkzoNobel in 2010 as president of its International Paint division.