Swiss powder coating system manufacturer IGP Pulvertechnik AG has acquired Performance Powders, a Kentucky-based powder coating manufacturer. “This acquisition was an important next step in our continued growth as a global powder coatings manufacturer,” stated Marc Zuellig, CEO of IGP.  The company has hired Dean Edwards to head up the new North American operations. With over 20 years’ experience in the US market, Dean, Zuellig says, will help to integrate the Swiss technology and product offerings into the US manufacturing operations. “There has been a tremendous response from the North American market to the IGP product portfolio in the last few years, and we’re excited to continue that growth here with the addition of the facility in Louisville, Kentucky” said Edwards. “We will continue to supply the Performance Powders customers from here, and be able to offer a new level of service and support to the growing US IGP customer base.”