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Dow Reichhold Names New Executives, Announces New Development and Marketing Organization

Published on 2005-06-27. Author : SpecialChem

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina -- Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex has named two new vice-presidents as part of a restructuring of the company's global sales and development activities.

Dave Gartshore, the company's current commercial director for the Americas, has been named vice-president for global sales.

Galen Hatfield has been named vice-president for development. Hatfield's responsibilities include global marketing management, technology development and business development.

The announcements were made by Jeffrey Welker, president of Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex.

"These changes to our organization reflect our growth and success in providing value to customers around the world. These two experienced executives will provide excellent leadership and a true global perspective to our market, product and business development as well as our sales activities," noted Welker.

Hatfield joined Dow Reichhold in January 2005. In his role as vice-president he will direct the company's global development initiatives, specifically working with Dow Reichhold customers to help them create value through innovative application of the company's broad latex-based product and technology offerings.

"Our unique technology mix gives us a compelling message to take to our current and future customers. From nitrile to styrene butadiene to acrylic latexes, we are able to offer outstanding performance properties through chemistries that add exceptional functionality to our customer's products. We're looking forward to the next phase of growth for Dow Reichhold as we continue to develop even more unique opportunities to help our customers create and capture value in their markets," said Hatfield.

Gartshore joined Dow Reichhold in 2002 when the joint venture between The Dow Chemical Company and Reichhold, Inc. became official. He will direct the company's global sales organization.

In a related announcement, Timothy Northcutt has been named director of sales for the Americas. Northcutt will direct the company's sales activities and provide support and counsel to customers.

Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC is a 50/50 joint venture of The Dow Chemical Company and Reichhold, Inc., a subsidiary of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals. The joint venture is the world's largest producer of specialty latex. The company is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Source: Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC

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