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    [body] => Katharine  Morgan began serving as president of ASTM International, one of the world’s largest standards development organizations. Morgan will lead a team that supports thousands of members, customers, partners, and other stakeholders worldwide. She succeeds James A. Thomas, who served in the role for 25 years.

“I am thrilled and humbled to serve as president of an organization that has played such a foundational role in meeting societal needs for over a century,” Morgan said today at the organization’s first major meeting of 2017 in Norfolk, Va.  “We will build on the legacy of Jim Thomas, attracting even more of the world’s top technical experts to our committees while also serving people and organizations that rely on our standards and services.”

Morgan is a 33-year veteran of ASTM International. She served as executive vice president for the past two years. Prior to that, she was vice president of Technical Committee Operations, leading a 50-member team that supports the volunteer work of ASTM International’s 30,000 members worldwide (full bio here). [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-31 11:35:00 [updated_at] => 2017-04-25 13:37:20 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241451","237320","242097","241141","240039","246333","242803","248112","240965","239470","241542","245764"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 [contentType] => ContentType Object ( [className] => ContentType [content] => Array ( ) [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [listURL] => [logoUrl] => https: [id] => 2487 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => content_types [tag] => breaking_news [short_tag] => breaking_news [class_name] => [display_view] => [list_view] => [slug] => breaking-news [box_view] => [ignore_flag] => 0 [image_id] => 0 [layout_id] => 0 [formattedTag] => Breaking News ) [viewURL] => /issues/2017-05-01/view_breaking-news/katharine-morgan-becomes-president-of-astm-international/ [relatedArticles] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 237320 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => John Fletcher of Elcometer Limited Joins ASTM International Board of Directors [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => john-fletcher-of-elcometer-limited-joins-astm-international-board-of-directors [body] => John Fletcher, technical support manager for Elcometer Limitedin Manchester, United Kingdom, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Fletcher is based in Manchester, UK but represents Elcometer Inc. at ASTM meetings.

Elcometer is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of coating and concrete inspection equipment, rebar, and metal detection and ultrasonic NDT. Fletcher has been with Elcometer since 1982, and previously served as a development group leader at Mullard (Hazel Grove) Ltd. For 13 years. Fletcher holds an HNC in electronics Stockport Technical College and a diploma in industrial management from Manchester Polytechnic. Fletcher is a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

A member of ASTM International since 2007, Fletcher is currently serving as the vice chairman of Committee on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications (D01). Outside ASTM International, Fletcher is a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, serving as President from 2015 to 2016 and is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). ASTM’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations, and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States.  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-11 12:16:00 [updated_at] => 2017-01-11 12:17:03 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241451","238648","242840","237842","246127","239310","247469","243424","237393","239743","235936","249452","235301","239309"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 239470 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Hempel Gives Notice of Price Increases [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => hempel-gives-notice-of-price-increases [body] => With the raw material cost increases of 2016 set to continue into 2017, leading coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced price increases of certain products.

The cost of many raw materials used in the manufacturing of coatings has increased over the past year. Since January 2016, for example, the cost of copper has risen by 34 per cent and the cost of zinc has gone up by 78 per cent (source: London Metals Exchange and ICIS Pricing). Titanium dioxide, another key raw material, has also shown significant increases in cost.

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“There may be regional differences in some raw material costs, but the overall trend is very clearly up,” explains Lars Petersson - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “We have limited the impact to our customers by working proactively with our suppliers, our R&D and our manufacturing set-up, but, as the trend is continuing, we have no other option than to increase the prices of some of our products.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-02-10 10:42:00 [updated_at] => 2017-06-05 13:57:04 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["194771","194803","195221","196189","196974","206775","194868","197430","198754","201180","193247","193582","193636","193641","194057"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [2] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 240039 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-03-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => W. Brian Smith of Troy Named Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => w-brian-smith-of-troy-named-executive-vp-chief-operating-officer [body] => Troy Corporation announced the election of W. Brian Smith by the Board of Directors to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence throughout the organization, including technical, sales, and service functions worldwide. This appointment reflects the company’s commitment to growth and expansion into new markets.

“I am honored to take on this new role, and look forward to partnering with senior management to expand Troy’s business and more importantly, to continue to focus on delivering high quality products, service, and value to our customers,” says Smith. A Troy employee since 1995, Smith has held various leadership positions within the company, most recently that of Vice President. His initiatives began with a focus on internal line-function efficiency and later on driving strategic growth. Smith played an instrumental role in Troy’s recent acquisition of the Ashland Industrial Biocides business.

Smith has over twenty years of management experience in the specialty chemicals industry, as well as a deep understanding of the marketplace. “Troy will continue to position itself as a global leader in biocides and performance additives as we accelerate expansion efforts around the world,” continues Smith. “Our dedication to innovation, technology, and customer service will continue.”  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-02-22 08:02:00 [updated_at] => 2017-03-17 11:06:31 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["248112","243547","241686","246401","240254","243476","247454","243763","241465","241556","245762","249130","241957","242100","236562"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 240965 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => X-Rite Pantone Wins Prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => x-rite-pantone-wins-prestigious-if-design-award-2017 [body] => X-Rite Incorporated and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, are the winners of this year's world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD for their Total Appearance Capture (TAC) scanner. The TAC7 scanner is part of a comprehensive solution that brings a new level of accuracy and realism to the capture, communication and digital presentation of physical materials in the virtual world. A team of 58 judges, made up of independent experts from all over the world, reviewed a total of 5,500 entries and selected TAC7 as a winner in the product discipline.

“We’re thrilled to win the prestigious iF Design Award,” said Dr. Francis Lamy, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, X-Rite. “The TAC7 scanner represents a breakthrough in digital material capture and has the potential to transform the product design-to-production process. This award recognizes the dedication of the X-Rite product development team to expanding our solution portfolio beyond color to address the more significant challenge of capturing and managing appearance.”

The TAC7 scanner is part of a full ecosystem that addresses a key challenge in product design – the ability to accurately capture and virtualize today’s increasingly complex materials such as special effect paints and synthetic fabrics. TAC brings virtual designs to life with digital material representations that are truly physically correct. Using the TAC ecosystem, product designers, 3D artists, material specifiers and marketers can scan in physical material samples and create vendor-neutral Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™) files to digitally communicate and share consistent appearance-related data with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and state-of-the art rendering applications. Incorporating the TAC ecosystem into the digital design process helps to improve design time, reduce approval cycles, and accelerate speed to market.

Since 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been awarded annually by Germany's oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. An entity recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design, it is comprised of a panel of independent experts that assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to a specific set of criteria including degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-03-06 13:31:00 [updated_at] => 2017-03-06 13:32:12 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["242097","238648","241141","240039","246333","242803","248112","239470","236292","243771","238820","240403","240736","235299","241411"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [4] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 241141 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-05-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Hempel Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => hempel-appoints-new-chief-commercial-officer [body] => Michael Hansen will take up his position on May 1 the as new Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Hempel, one of the world’s leading coatings manufacturers.

Michael Hansen will be part of Hempel’s Executive Management Board, reporting directly to Group President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Henrik Andersen. He joins Hempel from Maersk, where he most recently held the position of Vice President & Global Head of Sales in Maersk Line.

Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Michael will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: Protective, Marine (including Container and Yacht) and Decorative. He will play a central role in – and take charge of – executing on the commercial part of Hempel’s 2020 strategy Journey to Excellence, which has a clear focus on the customer.

Group President & CEO Henrik Andersen said of the appointment, “We are pleased that Michael has chosen to join Hempel’s management group. His wide experience in the industry, which he has acquired through one of our best global customers, is of great value to Hempel. Hempel will not only benefit from Michael’s experience; his ability to run a business is equally important, and we firmly believe that Michael will contribute greatly to creating value for our customers, colleagues and our owner, the Hempel Foundation.”

After 19 years in Maersk, Michael will contribute with great knowledge about the marine industry and global sales processes. This is important to Hempel’s Journey to Excellence strategy, which involves working even closer with customers to deliver trusted coating solutions that add real value to their business. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-03-08 08:09:00 [updated_at] => 2017-04-25 13:34:48 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241553","239470","240569","243763","247026","241375","248910","237891","236454","248610","242097","238648","240039","246333","242803","248112","240965"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [relatedContent] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 237320 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => John Fletcher of Elcometer Limited Joins ASTM International Board of Directors [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => john-fletcher-of-elcometer-limited-joins-astm-international-board-of-directors [body] => John Fletcher, technical support manager for Elcometer Limitedin Manchester, United Kingdom, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Fletcher is based in Manchester, UK but represents Elcometer Inc. at ASTM meetings.

Elcometer is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of coating and concrete inspection equipment, rebar, and metal detection and ultrasonic NDT. Fletcher has been with Elcometer since 1982, and previously served as a development group leader at Mullard (Hazel Grove) Ltd. For 13 years. Fletcher holds an HNC in electronics Stockport Technical College and a diploma in industrial management from Manchester Polytechnic. Fletcher is a Chartered Scientist (CSci).

A member of ASTM International since 2007, Fletcher is currently serving as the vice chairman of Committee on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications (D01). Outside ASTM International, Fletcher is a Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion, serving as President from 2015 to 2016 and is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC). ASTM’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations, and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States.  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-11 12:16:00 [updated_at] => 2017-01-11 12:17:03 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241451","238648","242840","237842","246127","239310","247469","243424","237393","239743","235936","249452","235301","239309"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 239470 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-06-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Hempel Gives Notice of Price Increases [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => hempel-gives-notice-of-price-increases [body] => With the raw material cost increases of 2016 set to continue into 2017, leading coatings manufacturer Hempel has announced price increases of certain products.

The cost of many raw materials used in the manufacturing of coatings has increased over the past year. Since January 2016, for example, the cost of copper has risen by 34 per cent and the cost of zinc has gone up by 78 per cent (source: London Metals Exchange and ICIS Pricing). Titanium dioxide, another key raw material, has also shown significant increases in cost.

Raw materials constitute a major part of the cost of manufacturing coatings for the protective, marine and decorative industries – and, while Hempel does everything possible to mitigate these cost increases, there is a limit to how much can be absorbed. Therefore, Hempel has announced that it will increase its prices of selected products.

“There may be regional differences in some raw material costs, but the overall trend is very clearly up,” explains Lars Petersson - Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “We have limited the impact to our customers by working proactively with our suppliers, our R&D and our manufacturing set-up, but, as the trend is continuing, we have no other option than to increase the prices of some of our products.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-02-10 10:42:00 [updated_at] => 2017-06-05 13:57:04 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["194771","194803","195221","196189","196974","206775","194868","197430","198754","201180","193247","193582","193636","193641","194057"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [2] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 240039 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-03-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => W. Brian Smith of Troy Named Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => w-brian-smith-of-troy-named-executive-vp-chief-operating-officer [body] => Troy Corporation announced the election of W. Brian Smith by the Board of Directors to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence throughout the organization, including technical, sales, and service functions worldwide. This appointment reflects the company’s commitment to growth and expansion into new markets.

“I am honored to take on this new role, and look forward to partnering with senior management to expand Troy’s business and more importantly, to continue to focus on delivering high quality products, service, and value to our customers,” says Smith. A Troy employee since 1995, Smith has held various leadership positions within the company, most recently that of Vice President. His initiatives began with a focus on internal line-function efficiency and later on driving strategic growth. Smith played an instrumental role in Troy’s recent acquisition of the Ashland Industrial Biocides business.

Smith has over twenty years of management experience in the specialty chemicals industry, as well as a deep understanding of the marketplace. “Troy will continue to position itself as a global leader in biocides and performance additives as we accelerate expansion efforts around the world,” continues Smith. “Our dedication to innovation, technology, and customer service will continue.”  [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-02-22 08:02:00 [updated_at] => 2017-03-17 11:06:31 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["248112","243547","241686","246401","240254","243476","247454","243763","241465","241556","245762","249130","241957","242100","236562"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 240965 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => X-Rite Pantone Wins Prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2017 [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => x-rite-pantone-wins-prestigious-if-design-award-2017 [body] => X-Rite Incorporated and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, are the winners of this year's world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD for their Total Appearance Capture (TAC) scanner. The TAC7 scanner is part of a comprehensive solution that brings a new level of accuracy and realism to the capture, communication and digital presentation of physical materials in the virtual world. A team of 58 judges, made up of independent experts from all over the world, reviewed a total of 5,500 entries and selected TAC7 as a winner in the product discipline.

“We’re thrilled to win the prestigious iF Design Award,” said Dr. Francis Lamy, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, X-Rite. “The TAC7 scanner represents a breakthrough in digital material capture and has the potential to transform the product design-to-production process. This award recognizes the dedication of the X-Rite product development team to expanding our solution portfolio beyond color to address the more significant challenge of capturing and managing appearance.”

The TAC7 scanner is part of a full ecosystem that addresses a key challenge in product design – the ability to accurately capture and virtualize today’s increasingly complex materials such as special effect paints and synthetic fabrics. TAC brings virtual designs to life with digital material representations that are truly physically correct. Using the TAC ecosystem, product designers, 3D artists, material specifiers and marketers can scan in physical material samples and create vendor-neutral Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™) files to digitally communicate and share consistent appearance-related data with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and state-of-the art rendering applications. Incorporating the TAC ecosystem into the digital design process helps to improve design time, reduce approval cycles, and accelerate speed to market.

Since 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been awarded annually by Germany's oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. An entity recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design, it is comprised of a panel of independent experts that assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to a specific set of criteria including degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-03-06 13:31:00 [updated_at] => 2017-03-06 13:32:12 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["242097","238648","241141","240039","246333","242803","248112","239470","236292","243771","238820","240403","240736","235299","241411"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [4] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 241141 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-05-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Hempel Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => hempel-appoints-new-chief-commercial-officer [body] => Michael Hansen will take up his position on May 1 the as new Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Hempel, one of the world’s leading coatings manufacturers.

Michael Hansen will be part of Hempel’s Executive Management Board, reporting directly to Group President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Henrik Andersen. He joins Hempel from Maersk, where he most recently held the position of Vice President & Global Head of Sales in Maersk Line.

Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Michael will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: Protective, Marine (including Container and Yacht) and Decorative. He will play a central role in – and take charge of – executing on the commercial part of Hempel’s 2020 strategy Journey to Excellence, which has a clear focus on the customer.

Group President & CEO Henrik Andersen said of the appointment, “We are pleased that Michael has chosen to join Hempel’s management group. His wide experience in the industry, which he has acquired through one of our best global customers, is of great value to Hempel. Hempel will not only benefit from Michael’s experience; his ability to run a business is equally important, and we firmly believe that Michael will contribute greatly to creating value for our customers, colleagues and our owner, the Hempel Foundation.”

After 19 years in Maersk, Michael will contribute with great knowledge about the marine industry and global sales processes. This is important to Hempel’s Journey to Excellence strategy, which involves working even closer with customers to deliver trusted coating solutions that add real value to their business. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-03-08 08:09:00 [updated_at] => 2017-04-25 13:34:48 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241553","239470","240569","243763","247026","241375","248910","237891","236454","248610","242097","238648","240039","246333","242803","248112","240965"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [contentTaxonomy_knowledge-center] => Array ( ) [formattedTitle] => Katharine Morgan Becomes President Of ASTM International [taxonomy_keywords] => Array ( ) )