Bean served Tnemec as executive vice president for the last eight years, where he managed the sales, marketing, research and development, and technical services departments. Before this position, he held several other roles at Tnemec, including vice president of sales and director of National Accounts, and before that, spent time in the field as a principal sales pepresentative in Minnesota. Bean brings with him over twenty years of experience in the paint and coatings industry.
Bean’s career experience at Tnemec has included the oversight of product development and commercialization, national account management, and employee development and mentoring. Bean’s experience building business relationships has also allowed him the opportunity to become an integral part of the coating manufacturer’s growth in the international market.
Cortelyou, who served as Tnemec president for 21 years, will continue in his role as CEO until the end of 2016 and will remain the chairman of the board.