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Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings Announces New European Appointments

Published on 2005-04-13. Author : SpecialChem

Philadelphia, PA -- Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings, a global leader in powder coatings, is strengthening its European operations with the announcement of three key appointments in Spain and Italy.

Jose Manual Valle has been appointed Process Technology Manager for Europe. Based at the Castellon plant in Spain, Mr Valle's skills and expertise will be a valuable asset as he takes control of a range of major processes including plant maintenance, process engineering, quality control, quality assurance, production and production scheduling.

An expert in quality control practices, Francesco Gazzola takes on the newly created position of European quality manager at the Romano facility in Italy. Responsible for the implementation of best practice in quality assurance management, Mr Gazzola's successful track record in project management will further strengthen Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings' reputation for providing premium quality products and service.

Finally, Roberto Paganica celebrates ten years working for Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings with his appointment as research and development manager at Romano. Dr Paganica is respected throughout the powder coatings industry, having led several research innovative projects as well as being involved in the selection, evaluation and approval of new raw materials. His appointment not only acknowledges these successes but signals the continued commitment by Rohm and Haas to innovation and excellence in powder coatings.

"These appointments come at an exciting time for Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings." said Robert Linsdell, General Manager for Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings in Europe. "We begin a busy 2005 preparing to introduce a range of customer and product innovations, all of which are aimed at delivering the highest standards of product and service for which Rohm and Haas is renowned."

About Rohm and Haas Company

Rohm and Haas is a Philadelphia-based specialty materials company which makes products for the personal care, grocery, home and construction markets, and the electronics industry. The company had annual sales of approximately $7.3 billion in 2004 with operations in 27 countries.

About Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings

With over 40 years experience in powder coatings, Rohm and Haas is a leading global provider of high quality cost-effective powder finishing materials for a wide range of general industrial and specialized applications. This rich heritage brings a proud history of business integrity, batch-color consistency, customer care, innovation, and environmentally-friendly products. Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings serves the automotive, architectural, consumer durables, general metal finishing and industrial goods markets, with a choice of powder coatings suitable for applications as diverse as anti-graffiti surfaces in train stations, ceiling tiles in supermarkets, car wheels and trims and garden furniture. In addition, they are fast becoming architects' and interior designers' first choice when specifying colours and finishes to suit ever-changing fashions and trends. Thanks to the hard wearing, solvent-free ingredients and the wide choice of colors, powder coatings are a superior substitute for many wet paint finishes. Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings' products touch our lives all day, everyday.

Source: Rohm and Haas

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