Dow Coating Materials has named Jose Maria Bermudez as the new general manager for North America. In this role, Bermudez will lead all aspects of Dow Coating Materials’ business in North America, including sales, manufacturing and engineering, technical services, supply chain, customer service and marketing. Mr. Bermudez has served in a variety of senior leadership roles with Dow (and previously Rohm and Haas) for more than 20 years, most recently as the general manager for Dow Coating Materials in Latin America. In addition to his Dow role, Mr. Bermudez has served on the board of directors for Fondo Unido (United Way Mexico), the American Chamber of Commerce, and ANIQ (Asociacion Nacional de la Industria Quimica). Mr. Bermudez will be based at Dow Coating Materials’ corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa.