The Valspar Corporation named Cynthia A. Arnold senior vice president and chief technology officer. In this role Arnold will lead Valspar’s global technology activities and will become an officer of the company, reporting to chairman and CEO William L. Mansfield. Arnold succeeds Larry B. Brandenburger vice president of research and development, who will retire from Valspar this month. Arnold most recently served as chief technology officer at Sun Chemical. She earlier served as VP of technology, coatings adhesives and specialties for Eastman Chemical and in R&D and business leadership positions with GE.