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Rohm and Haas Names Chemcentral United States Distributor For Architectural and Functional Coatings

Published on 2006-09-19. Author : SpecialChem

Philadelphia, PA -- Rohm and Haas has announced the move to a single U.S. distributor for its North American Architectural and Functional Coatings business effective January 1, 2007. Chemcentral, headquartered in Bedford Park, IL, will represent Rohm and Haas in the U.S. for the distribution of emulsion products while continuing to be the U.S. representative for Rohm and Haas's ParaloidTM product line. This move represents a renewed strategy for long-term growth in the distribution channel in cooperation with a strategic partner to achieve this goal.

In making the announcement, James Swanson, Vice President and General Manager Architectural and Functional Coatings North America, said, "We are pleased to broaden our 10-year plus relationship with Chemcentral. We're excited about the opportunities a singular alliance offers Rohm and Haas with respect to new market opportunities, new product introductions, and long-term growth."

John R. Yanney, Chemcentral President and Chief Executive Officer, concurred, "The addition of Rohm and Haas products complements our portfolio for coatings and strengthens our position as a leading distributor of specialty chemicals. It also confirms our commitment to high-quality, responsive service, and to meeting the diverse needs of our customers and suppliers." Mr. Yanney added, "We are excited about the many opportunities our enhanced alliance with Rohm and Haas affords."

About Rohm and Haas Company

Rohm and Haas is a global leader in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of markets including: Building and Construction, Electronics, Industrial Process, Packaging, Transportation, Household and Personal Care, Water, Food and Retail and Paper. Its technologies and solutions help to improve life every day, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, Pa, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8 billion in 2005.

Source: Rohm and Hass


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