Dow Coating Materials has named Anton Van Beek general manager for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Van Beek succeeds Martin Sutcliffe who, after more than two and a half years in the role, is moving to Dow’s Corporate Commercial Organization. Prior to his present role, Van Beek was general manager of Dow’s Packaging and Converting business in EMEA. Previously, he was business manager for Performance Monomers Europe and India, Middle-East & Africa at Dow, after serving as European general manager, Primary Materials at the former Rohm and Haas company, which Dow acquired in 2009. His broad commercial background includes serving as marketing director for Adhesives & Sealants Europe as well as commercial manager for the Pressure Sensitive & Construction Chemicals market. Before joining Rohm and Haas, Van Beek spent nine years at BASF in various marketing and sales management roles.