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Rohm and Haas Appoints New North American Region General Manager and New Global Strategic Planning Director for its Consumer and Industrial Specialties Business

Published on 2004-08-30. Author : SpecialChem


Philadelphia, PA-- Rohm and Haas Company announces the appointment of Bruce D. Hoechner to the position of General Manager for the company's Consumer and Industrial Specialties business in North America. At the same time, the company is appointing Peter E. Holmes, Ph.D. as Global Business Development & Strategic Planning Director responsible for alliance, acquisition and strategic planning activities for the Consumer and Industrial Specialties business.

Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Holmes had been responsible for managing the Consumer and Industrial Specialties North American business. He also has held numerous management roles in various Rohm and Haas business divisions, including Formulation Chemicals, Monomers and Agricultural Chemicals. Dr. Holmes is based in Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Hoechner has held a variety of business management positions at Rohm and Haas for the company's Architectural and Functional Coatings, and Plastics Additives divisions, including two years as managing director of Rohm and Haas Thailand. Most recently, Mr. Hoechner led the company's successful global integration of SAP. Mr. Hoechner is based in Philadelphia, PA.

About Rohm and Haas Company

Rohm and Haas is a worldwide producer of specialty materials with more than 100 plants in 27 countries and company sales of approximately is a $6.4 billion in 2003. Its chemistry is found today in paints and coatings, adhesive and sealants, construction materials, personal computers and electronic components and household cleaning products as well as thousands of other everyday products.

The Rohm and Haas Consumer and Industrial Specialties business, with annual sales of $428 million in 2003, is a world-class supplier of polymer and microbial control solutions serving a variety of industrial and consumer markets including hair care, cosmetics, sun care, detergents, paints and coatings, water treatment and floor care, among others.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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