MetoKote Corp. has appointed Jon Barrett (pictured) global vice-president and chief operating officer (COO) and John Shaffer as global vice-president of sales. Barrett has been with MetoKote since 1983, and Shaffer joined in 2014. “Mr. Barrett and Mr. Shaffer are assets to our organization,” said Jeffrey Oravitz, president and CEO of MetoKote. “I am certain that these talented individuals will continue to build on MetoKote’s outstanding legacy and reputation for the highest quality coating services in the industry.” Barrett has held various roles of increasing responsibility at MetoKote, including his most recent role as vice-president, business development. In his new role, he will manage business support services and oversee global operational management. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, OH. He and his wife Lisa have three children and reside in Wapakoneta, OH. Shaffer’s most recent position was director, global sales. Since joining MetoKote he has taken on additional responsibilities within the global sales team. In his new role, he will manage the commercial organization, oversee growth development in several key markets and will report directly Oravitz. Prior to MetoKote, Shaffer spent 23 years with PPG in various commercial and product roles within their Industrial Coatings business. He graduated from LaRoche College and currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA with his two children.