Beckers sold its wood finishes division, Becker Acroma, to Sherwin-Williams in 2010. At the time of the sale Becker Acroma was one of the largest manufacturers of industrial wood coatings globally and a technology leader in water and other wood coatings technology with annual sales of approximately $300 million. Included in the divestment were Becker Acroma’s nine manufacturing facilities, 19 mixing sites and 13 technical centers around the world, which serve the joinery, kitchen cabinet, furniture and flooring markets. Also during the year a new CEO was appointed for Becker Industrial Coatings. Boris Gorella succeeded Ralph Kabalo as the new chief executive and leader of the global BIC business. October 2010 saw the official grand opening of a new high performance coatings plant in Tianjin in northern China, dedicated to consumer design finishes products.