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Rohm and Haas Names New Latin America Regional Director

Published on 2007-03-30. Author : SpecialChem

Toluca, México. -- Jose Maria Bermudez has been named Director of Rohm and Haas Company's Latin American Region and appointed to the company's Leadership Council effective April 1, 2007. He will also continue his present responsibilities as Latin American Region General Manager, Paint and Coatings Materials.

Jose Maria succeeds Carlos Festa, as Latin American Regional Director, who leaves the company at the end of March, after a successful 20-year career.

In this new role, he will be responsible for the execution of the growth plans the company has in the region towards its Vision 2010; provide all needed support and infrastructure for our business to be able to implement successfully global & regional strategies and continuously attracting and developing a strong and diverse talent pool.

Jose Maria joined Rohm and Haas Company in 1989, and has held increasing levels of responsibility in a variety of roles, including Operations, Human Resources, Sales and General Management. In 2000, Jose Maria became the Country Manager of Rohm and Haas Mexico and in 2002 was named CIS Business Manager for the region.

He received a BS in Chemical Engineering at University of Las Americas Mexico, an MS in Quality Management at Tampa College, Florida USA, and a Master in Business Administration at Vanderbilt University, USA.

Jose Maria will be based and reside in Mexico with his family.

About Rohm and Haas Company

Leading the way since 1909, Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer 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 industries including: Building and Construction, Electronics and Electronic Devices, Household Goods and Personal Care, Packaging and Paper, Transportation, Pharmaceutical and Medical, Water, Food and Food Related, and Industrial Process. Our innovative technologies and solutions help to improve life everyday, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, PA, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.2 billion in 2006.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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