Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

Gene HenkelGene Olivastri of Henkel Corporation has decided after a 32-year career with the corporation to retire. 




SATA StoverIn September, John Turner left his position as general manager of SATA Canada Inc., which thanked Turner for his dedication and commitment to the company. In the interim, Joern Stoever from the German parent company will be taking over the position.




Jaco MaritzSYSPRO, a global provider of industry-built enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, recently announced the appointment of  Jaco Maritz as its global chief executive officer (CEO) while co-founder Phil Duff will be stepping into the role of executive chairman.




AkzoNobel Jeff JirakAs the new director of AkzoNobel’s powder coating business, Jeff Jirak will be located at the company’s North American regional headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. For the last three years, Jirak held the position of chief commercial officer at Valtris Specialty Chemicals, and he has more than 30 years of experience in the performance materials and specialty chemicals sector.




Cortec AppointmentCortec Corporation recently promoted its director of manufacturing, Caleb Pheneger, to the position of chief operations officer (COO). In his new role, Pheneger will be extending his support for projects and operations to Cortec’s Canadian subsidiary Bionetix, in addition to his manufacturing oversight of five Cortec Corporation plants in the United States.




Courtney PfortmillerCarlisle Fluid Technologies recently welcomed Courtney Pfortmiller to the company as Account Manager. 




Brad BuddePPG recently appointed Brad Budde as vice president and chief digital officer (CDO), effective Sept. 6, 2022. Reporting directly to Irene Tasi, chief growth officer, Budde will lead the company’s digital strategy and execution to accelerate customer digital engagement with PPG.




GEW DirectorGEW has announced the recent promotion of Adnan Ali to the role of commercial director. Based at GEW’s UK headquarters, Adnan is responsible for the company’s day-to-day commercial arrangements across all territories and manages both UV systems and spare parts departments.




Rakesh SachdevAxalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced that Robert Bryant will step down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities, effective August 31, 2022. He will also step down as a member of the Board of Directors at such time. Rakesh Sachdev, an independent director and former CEO of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (now renamed Element Solutions Inc.) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, will assume the role of interim CEO at that time. 




SAMES Eric KorzerSAMES KREMLIN North America recently welcomed Eric Korzer to its general industrial sales team as regional manager for Quebec and eastern Canada. Korzer will be reporting to Doug Leroux, director of sales for the company’s Canadian subsidiary.




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