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MetoKote Corporation names new president and CEO

December 12, 2011

MetoKote Corporation announced that Jeffrey Oravitz has been promoted to president and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Oravitz replaces former president and chief executive DeWayne Pinkstaff. The company also appointed Robert Lee to executive chairman of the board, also effective immediately.

Mr. Oravitz joined the company in 2005, and has held key executive positions within MetoKote's operations and sales areas, including his most recent role as the company's vice president of global business development. Prior to joining MetoKote, he was employed by PPG Industries, Inc. for twenty years in a number of roles throughout their coatings businesses.

Mr. Lee has served on the company's board of directors since 2010 and has a broad leadership background in the chemical industry, as well as processing and manufacturing companies, including Millennium Chemicals, Quantum Chemicals, SCM Chemicals, Grove Crane and Cavenham Forest Products.

MetoKote Corporation is headquartered in Lima, Ohio, and operates 29 facilities throughout the United States and the world. It provides various coating solutions including equipment, coating application, and related management and support services to a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus.