Michelman Paint & Coatings Global Marketing Manager

Tuesday, 2 May 2006

Michelman Welcomes David Towell as Global Marketing Manager

CINCINNATI, OHIO (May 2, 2006) — Michelman is pleased to announce that David Towell has assumed the position of Global Marketing Manager--Paint & Coatings.  Towell’s new position will involve developing business and working with customers globally in the paint and coatings industry as they address issues like reformulating coatings to reduce volatile organic compounds content.

Towell has worked at Michelman for the last 14 years in several capacities: as a Technical Sales Representative, as a Northwest Territory Sales Manager and as a Global Marketing manager--additives.  His knowledge of Michelman products, his understanding of the industry and his customer relation skills uniquely qualify him in the development of new outlets for Michelman technology.

“We put David in this position because of his expertise—especially as it relates to VOC,” says Michelman Vice President of Marketing Bob Poletti.  “He understands Michelman technology and the needs of our customers.  His combination of skills and experience offer a perspective that will allow him to be a liaison between developing Michelman technology and products that respond to the market.”

Towell’s background includes international exposure and a solid grasp of Michelman’s culture and overall strategy.  “I look forward to applying the experience I’ve gained at Michelman in a way that maximizes our capabilities and benefits our customers,” says Towell.

With a commitment to innovation supported by a strategic presence in Europe, Asia and North America, Michelman has established a solid infrastructure that is poised for growth.  “I’m excited about this new position and the impact it can have on the future of Michelman,” says Towell.

About Michelman
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.

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