Troy Corp. has named W. Brian Smith to the position of executive vice-president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Smith will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence throughout the organization, including technical, sales, and service functions worldwide. This appointment reflects the company’s commitment to growth and expansion into new markets. “I am honored to take on this new role, and look forward to partnering with senior management to expand Troy’s business and more importantly, to continue to focus on delivering high quality products, service, and value to our customers,” says Smith. A Troy employee since 1995, he has held various leadership positions within the company, most recently that of vice-president. His initiatives began with a focus on internal line-function efficiency and later on driving strategic growth. Smith played an instrumental role in Troy’s recent acquisition of the Ashland Industrial Biocides business. He has over 20 years of management experience in the specialty chemicals industry, as well as a deep understanding of the marketplace. “Troy will continue to position itself as a global leader in biocides and performance additives as we accelerate expansion efforts around the world,” continues Smith. “Our dedication to innovation, technology, and customer service will continue.”