TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has named Dave Severson as its automotive market segment manager.He brings over 15 years of technical and commercial experience in the coatings industry. Most recently, Dave was involved in regional sales and market management with Valspar Corp.  Tom Whalen, TCI director, marketing & segment strategy, said, “We are excited to have Dave join our team. Dave has developed a comprehensive, multi-technology skillset combined with a successful career in business development that will significantly benefit the automotive segment, our customers, and the TCI organization.” Severson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Chemistry. He will continue to reside in the Columbus, OH, area with his wife Kari and their two sons, Connor and Ryan.