20th August 2017

AKZONOBEL CEO STEPS DOWN

Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel, has stepped down from his position due to health reasons. The company has named Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO.

SEEKING PAINT TECHNICIAN

Microcolor Dispersions is looking to hire a skilled paint technician (NOC 2211)

HALE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS WITH GEMA

Jeff Hale is celebrating 30 years of service with Gema USA Inc. Hale, currently the marketing director for Gema.

PCI NAMES IVANCIC TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) recently named Sue Ivancic, an account executive in Nordson Corp.’s powder coating division, to its board of directors. Ivancic begins her term immediately. 

AZELIS NAMES SALES MANAGER

Azelis Canada Inc. has appointed Christopher (Chris) Ellen as its new sales manager for the C.A.S.E. Division (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers).

SCI NAMES MEDAL RECIPIENT

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group has named Dr. Melinda H. Keefe of the Dow Chemical Company as the recipient of 14th annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal.

 

TCI POWDER NAMES MANUFACTURING DIRECTOR

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Dale Blackwell as director of manufacturing, effective May 1

ORION NAMES TECHNICAL MARKET MANAGER

Carlos Hernandez has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as technical market manager, coatings & specialty applications, Americas region.

PIRRO JOINS IGM RESINS

IGM Resins USA, Inc., a global producer and supplier of radiation curable materials, has appointed Tony Pirro sales director for North America.

JIRAK JOINS AKZONOBEL

Jeff Jirak has joined AkzoNobel as the company’s new surface chemistry general manager for the Americas.

BREMM TO HEAD BASF COATINGS

Dirk Bremm is the new president of BASF’s Coatings division.

SPECIALTY POLYMERS NAMES REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Specialty Polymers, Inc. has hired Steve Dobson as the company’s new regional sales manager for the northeast US and eastern Canada. He was previously production manager for the company's East Coast plant.

ANDICOR NAMES MARKET MANAGER FOR CASE

Jamie Dinsmore has been appointed to the newly created position of market manager, CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers) for Andicor Specialty Chemicals.

STONE-TUCKER NAMES TECHNICAL SALESPERSON

Stone-Tucker Instruments has named Tyler Heywood to its technical sales team. He brings over 15 years’ experience in the protective coatings industry to his new position

TROY CORP. APPOINTS VICE-PRESIDENT

Troy Corp. has named W. Brian Smith 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.

PCI NAMES BOARD FOR 2017

The Powder Coating Institute has announced its slate of officers and board of directors for 2017. The officers are: president, Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons; vice-president, Chris Merritt, Gema USA; secretary/treasurer, Greg Dawson, Nordson Corp.; past president, John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems.

SPECIALTY POLYMERS HIRES REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Specialty Polymers, Inc. has hired Jorge Seuc as the company’s new regional sales manager. His territory includes southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

RADTECH NAMES OFFICERS

RadTech has annouced that Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks is assuming the presidency of RadTech International, the nonprofit for Ultraviolet and Electron Beam (UV+EB) Technologies, for a two year term beginning January 1, 2017.

PETRUCH NAMED DIC CORP. OFFICER

Myron Petruch, president of Sun Chemical’s Performance Pigments division, has been named an executive officer of DIC Corp., Sun Chemical’s parent company based in Tokyo, Japan.

ORION NAMES VICE-PRESIDENT

Rodney Taylor, Ph.D., has been named vice-president, innovation, Americas region, at Orion Engineered Carbons.

ALUMINUM ANODIZERS OFFICER ELECTIONS

Results of the Aluminum Anodizers Council's  election of officers and directors were announced at the 25th Annual Anodizing Conference and Exposition on October 5 in Montreal. Jack Tetrault, partner with Katahdin Industries in Massachusetts, chief operations officer for D-CHN, and president of Sanford Process Corp. in Woonsocket, RI, was elected to serve his first one-year term as chairman.

ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS NAMES MARKETING MANAGER

Jennifer S. Granados has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as marketing manager, coatings, printing systems and specialty applications, Americas region.

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS NAMES NEW CFO

Sherwin-Williams Co. has named Allen J. Mistysyn as its senior vice-president – finance, and chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2017. 

ONEY JOINS THERMA-TRON-X

Bill Oney has joined Therma-Tron-X Inc. as the company's newest sales engineer.

IGM NAMES GLOBAL PI BUSINESS MANAGER

Jeroen Diepgrond has joined IGM Resins as global photoinitiator business manager.

AMERICAN PLATING POWER NAMES APPLICATIONS ENGINEER

George Viola has joined American Plating Power as a senior applications engineer.

RADTECH NAMES EHS CHAIRMAN

Michael Gould of Rahn Corp. is the chairman of RadTech's new Education, Health and Safety (EHS) Committee.

CPCA MAKES SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Anne N. R. Longakit is the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association's annual scholarship for deserving sons or daughters of staff employed at its member companies.

STEPHEN HENRY JOINS JBC SURFACE FINISHING

JBC Surface Finishing Systems Ltd., which specializes in plating lines, components and rectifiers, has named Stephen Henry to handle technical sales.

VANDEMARK NAMES VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

VanDeMark Chemical, Inc. has named Larry Grubb vice-president of global sales and business development.

IGM NAMES TECHNOLOGY VICE-PRESIDENT

IGM Resins B.V., a global producer and supplier of radiation curable materials, has expanded its executive team with the addition of Dr. Stephen Postle, who joins the company as vice-president of technology.

CEFLA NAMES SALES AREA MANAGER

Cefla North America has hired Jim Bueneman as sales area manager for its North Central Territory.

NORDSON NAMES POWDER SYSTEM SPECIALIST

Nordson Corp., a supplier of precision powder application technology, has added Clint Eastwood to its Industrial Coating Systems Group.  Eastwood joins the company as a powder system specialist.

CCAI NAMES AWARD WINNERS AND OFFICERS

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for their service and dedication to their chapters at its 2016 annual meeting in June. It also installed its 2016-17 officers and national board members.

CHROMAFLO NAMES GREAT LAKES AREA SALES MANAGER

Chromaflo Technologies, a global supplier of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, has named Robert Samuel as territory sales manager – coatings for the Great Lakes/Midwest Region.

AZELIS NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

Global speciality chemicals distributor Azelis has named Michael James Roney to its board of directors.

GEMA NAMES TERRITORY MANAGER

Keith Hoffman has joined Gema as a territory manager for the Heartland Region.

CEFLA NAMES NEW CEO

Cefla has named Riccardo Quattrini as its new CEO.

GEMA NAMES TERRITORY MANAGER

Gema USA Inc. has added Brian Caudill as a territory manager for the Sunbelt Region.

GELEST APPOINTS VICE-PRESIDENT

Gelest, Inc. has promoted Edward Kimble to vice-president of product management.

CPCA HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) held its 103rd annual conference and Annual General Meeting in Halifax from May 25 to 27.

TCI NAMES DIRECTOR OF QUALITY

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Nancy Wright its director of quality.

GELEST ESTABLISHES LOGISTICS DEPARTMENT

Gelest, Inc. has established a dedicated logistics and fulfillment department to improve efficiencies, reliability and overall performance.

TCI NAMES AUTOMOTIVE SEGMENT MANAGER

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Dave Severson as its automotive market segment manager.

AAC NAMES NEW PRESIDENT

The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) has chosen Jeff Henderson to be its next president, effective immediately.

SHAMROCK TECHNOLOGIES APPOINTS PRESIDENT

Shamrock Technologies, Inc. has named Al Pape as president.

SUN CHEMICAL NAMES SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER

Sun Chemical has named Jeffrey Shaw chief supply chain, quality and business improvement officer.

GREENMANTRA NAMES EXECUTIVES

GreenMantra Technologies (Brantford, ON) has made three executive appointments.

ACA NAMES NEW DIRECTORS

The American Coatings Association has elected two new officers to its board of directors.

SHIN-ETSU NAMES SALES STAFF

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. recently expanded its silanes sales team with the addition of new regional sales managers.

DOW RESEARCHER WINS COATINGS AWARD

Erin Vogel, PhD, a researcher with Dow Chemical Co., has won the American Coatings Award for the most outstanding technical presentation at the 2016 American Coatings Conference.

AMERICAN PLATING NAMES SPARE PARTS MANAGER

American Plating Power, LLC has named Scott Brown as spare parts manager.

MACDERMID ENTHONE NAMES OEM MANAGER

Steve Wilde has been named global OEM manager by McDermid Enthone.

ALUMINUM EXTRUDERS NAME OFFICERS

Matt McMahon, president of Pries Enterprises in Independence, IA, was elected to serve a one-year term as chairman of the Aluminum Extruders Council.

MONIE JOINS ORION CARBONS

Sanjay Monie has joined Orion Engineering Carbons as technical marketing manager.

FLETCHER RETIRES FROM ASTM COMMITTEE

John F. Fletcher, Elcometer Ltd.'s technical support manager, has retired as chairman of the ASTM D01 Committee on Paint and Related Coatings Materials and Applications.

PCI ANNOUNCES 2016 BOARD

The Powder Coating Institute has announced its board of directors and executive officers for 2016.

CEFLA NAMES CENTRAL CANADA SALES MANAGER

Cefla Finishing North America has named Jim Trainor sales area manager for central Canada.

SOUCEK WINS ROY TESS AWARD

Dr. Mark Soucek of the University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering, will receive the Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2016.

OMNOVA SOLUTIONS NAMES GENERAL MANAGER

Thomas Hartle has joined Omnova Solutions Inc. as general manager, specialty coatings & ingredients (SC&I).

PPG NAMES SLATE OF VICE-PRESIDENTS

PPG Industries is making a group of executive appointments, effective March 1.

TESLA NANOCOATINGS NAMES VICE-PRESIDENT

Joseph Davis has joined Tesla NanoCoatings as vice-president – sales engineering.

MORANTA NAMED VP AT INORTECH

Jean-Baptiste Moranta has been promoted to vice-president, sales, marketing and operations, with Inortech Chimie Inc., of Terrebonne, QC.

PPG APPOINTS SENIOR EXECUTIVES

PPG Industries has made two executive appointments.

DETERS JOINS ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS

David Deters has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as senior vice-president and chief innovation officer.

PPG APPOINTS SENIOR EXECUTIVES

PPG has appointed Dave Cole and Ken West to vice-president positions.

AXALTA NAMES NEW VICE-PRESIDENT

Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Mike Carr vice-president, and president, North America. He will be responsible for the company’s business in the US and Canada.

METOKOTE NAMES SENIOR EXECUTIVES

MetoKote Corp. has appointed Jon Barrett global vice-president and chief operating officer (COO) and John Shaffer as global vice-president of sales.

BECK TAKES NEW POSITION AT TROY CORP.

Troy Corp. has named Jan S. Beck vice-president & general counsel.

ORION CARBONS NAMES SENIOR VP

Mark Peters has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as senior vice-president and general manager, Americas region.

DYMAX NAMES SALES MANAGER

Dymax Oligomers & Coatings has appointed David Robitaille sales manager, oligomers and coatings in the Americas and Asia.

SHERWIN-WILLIAMS NAMES NEW CEO

Sherwin-Williams' board of directors has named John G. Morikis, an executive with over 30 years of experience with the company, to serve as its next chief executive officer.

MICHELMAN NAMES NEW DIRECTOR

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) has named Dr. Karen A. Smith Bogart, president of Santa Barbara, CA-based Smith Bogart Consulting, to its board of directors.

TCI NAMES BUILDING SECTOR MANAGER

TCI Powder Coatings (Ellaville, GA) , a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has appointed Steve Jones to the new position of architectural & building products segment manager.

AMERICAN ULTRAVIOLET NAMES UV SALES MANAGER

Ed Reiner has joined American Ultraviolet (Lebanon, IN) as sales manager for the UV Coating Solutions Division.

NASF AWARD WINNER DIES

Dave Roach, 71, owner of Peninsula Metal Finishing, Orlando, FL, passed away suddenly on August 7.

TCI NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

TCI Powder Coatings (Ellaville, GA), a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Thomas G. Whalen as director of marketing and segment strategy. He brings over 25 years of experience

UNDERHILL JOINS PARKER IONICS

David Underhill has joined Parker Ionics (Westland, MI) as its national sales manager. He has a wide-range of expertise in marketing, sales management, dealer relations and industry networking.

MICHELMAN NAMES DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) has hired Andrew Michelman as director of business development. He will be responsible for supporting the company’s aggressive strategic growth initiatives globally

MACDERMID PROMOTES BREAULT TO GLOBAL OEM MANAGER

MacDermid, which supplies specialty chemicals for surface finishing and related applications, has promoted Glen Breault to global OEM manager.

CLOVERDALE PAINT NAMES NEW CEO

Tim Vogel has been appointed CEO of Cloverdale Paint (Surrey, BC). He succeeds Al Mordy, who passed away in early June.

PPG NAMES NEW CEO

PPG Industries has announced that Michael H. McGarry will become president and CEO, effective September 1.

PCI NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Powder Coating Institute has hired Goyer Management International to provide complete management services of the association, and named Trena Benson PCI's executive director.

CCAI HONORS BOB NEW FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

The Chemical Coaters Association International recently honored members for service and dedication.

YORKE TOWNE SUPPLIES PROMOTES STAFF

Doug Taylor and Sam Cesario have new positions at Yorke Towne Supplies (Richmond Hill, ON).

NEW EDITOR JOINS CFCM

Edward Mason has joined Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing as the magazine’s editor. He has a background of over 35 years in trade publications.

AL MORDY PASSES ON

Al Mordy, who was president of Cloverdale Paint Inc. (Surrey, BC) died on June 4 after a short illness and ensuing complications. He had been with the company since 1976.

Stephen Edwards Named Business Manager for Sartomer Americas

Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, announces that Stephen Edwards has been named business manager

New at Estron Chemical

Estron Chemical Inc. is pleased to announce that Anna Chizhikova has joined Estron as Applications Manager – Powder Coating Raw Materials.

Orion Engineered Carbons Appoints Kane Henneke As Marketing Manager, Polymers & Inks

Kane Henneke has been appointed Marketing Manager, Polymers & Inks, Americas Region at Orion Engineered Carbons.

Brookfield Names Nilay Shah as International Sales and Marketing Manager

Brookfield Engineering Laboratories is pleased to announce the appointment of Nilay Shah to the new position of International Sales and Marketing Manager for laboratory products and services.

Roberto Bolognini Brings Additional Expertise To Cefla

Cefla North America, a leading provider of finishing, decoration and digital printing solutions for wood, metal, glass and other applications, is pleased to announce the promotion of Roberto Bolognini to Finishing Group Sales Manager.

New at Therma-Tron-X

Therma-Tron-X, Inc. is pleased to announce that Joe Laubenthal of Elgin, Ill., has joined TTX as a sales engineer.