Carlos Hernandez has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as technical market manager, coatings & specialty applications, Americas region. In this role he will develop new products and applications for customers and collaborate with them to resolve technical issues. He is a 30-year veteran of the coatings industry, with expertise in color dispersion for architectural, automotive and industrial paints and coatings. Most recently, he served nine years as technical manager for Elementis Specialties Inc., where he produced additives and color dispersions for automotive, marine, adhesive and sealant, architectural, industrial, furniture and UV applications. Hernandez earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Columbia in Medellin, Antioquia, Columbia.