Solvay Novecare has appointed Dr. Michael Rhodes global market R&D Manager of the Solvay Novecare Coatings Business Team.
In his new position, Rhodes will develop and implement innovation strategies with both regional and global markets, as well as manage the market lab teams to maximize performance, speed and quality of delivery.
Prior to joining Novecare, he served as a synthesis group leader for Dow’s Coating Materials business, managing activities in high-performance, low-VOC coatings, easy-to-clean coatings, elastomeric wall coatings and novel organic/inorganic composites. He began his career as a synthesis scientist in the architectural coatings business of Rohm and Haas.
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