Michelman (Cincinnati, OH) has hired Andrew Michelman as director of business development. He will be responsible for supporting the company’s aggressive strategic growth initiatives globally, and will work closely with the corporate development team engaged in acquisitions, joint ventures, and all non-organic growth of the company.

He has 20 years of global acquisition experience, having worked throughout the US, Europe and Asia. He has worked in investment banking with Citigroup in New York and London, and in a strategy and corporate development role with European based manufacturer, Vaillant Group. He was most recently a principal of a private equity investment group located in Birmingham and London. He has also been on Michelman’s board of directors since 1999.

According to Steve Shifman, Michelman’s president and CEO, “Andrew has a proven track record of successfully originating and completing challenging transactions globally in the merger and acquisition space. He possesses significant strategic, commercial, analytical and negotiation skills which align directly with the skills and experience we require for this position.”

The company makes surface modifiers, additives and polymers as well as other products used in the coatings indiutry and other areas.