Reichhold Announces Global Coatings Leader

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Reichhold

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Today Gary S. Krall, President and COO of Reichhold, announced the
 appointment of Richard D. Rodriguez as Senior Vice President, Global Coatings
 effective May 1, 2001.  In his new position, Rodriguez serves as a member of
 Krall's leadership team as Reichhold strategically positions itself as a
 global company.
     Rodriguez will oversee all operations of Reichhold's coatings business.
 Currently, the coatings business has operations in the United States, Canada,
 Mexico, Brazil and Austria.
     "Richard's experience and knowledge in the chemical industry and coatings
 business make him the ideal candidate for this position," said Krall.  "He has
 been with Reichhold 16 years, and during that time he has consistently
 demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to lead this kind of effort."
     Rodriguez has held a number of positions at Reichhold since 1985.  Most
 recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Reichhold's North
 American Composites Business Unit.  Prior to this position, Rodriguez served
 as Vice President/Team Leader for coatings distribution and closed molding.
 He also had previous roles in sales management and new business development.
     Before joining Reichhold, Rodriguez was a testing engineer for Getty
 Synthetic Fuels/Getty Oil in Los Angeles, Calif.  Rodriguez has served on the
 CFA Resin Management Council and the Styrene Information and Research Steering
 Committee (SIRC).  He earned his MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore and a
 B.A. in Chemistry from Chico State University in Chico, Calif.
     "I look forward to the opportunity to lead the Global Coatings business
 for Reichhold," said Rodriguez.  "I believe the globalization will allow
 Reichhold to reposition our business to meet the challenges and opportunities
 our customers face worldwide."
     For more information on Reichhold visit www.reichhold.com; e-mail
 productinfo@reichhold.com; or call 919-990-7756.
 
     About Reichhold
     Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Research
 Triangle Park, North Carolina, is a leading manufacturer of adhesives,
 coatings, performance resins and polyester resins, for the coatings, textile,
 construction, transportation, marine and graphic arts markets.  It has
 manufacturing operations throughout North America, South America and Europe.
 Founded in 1927, Reichhold is a subsidiary of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, the
 world's largest producer of printing inks and polyester resins.  For more
 information on Reichhold, visit www.reichhold.com.
 
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    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News
 Release/ -- Today Gary S. Krall, President and COO of Reichhold, announced the
 appointment of Richard D. Rodriguez as Senior Vice President, Global Coatings
 effective May 1, 2001.  In his new position, Rodriguez serves as a member of
 Krall's leadership team as Reichhold strategically positions itself as a
 global company.
     Rodriguez will oversee all operations of Reichhold's coatings business.
 Currently, the coatings business has operations in the United States, Canada,
 Mexico, Brazil and Austria.
     "Richard's experience and knowledge in the chemical industry and coatings
 business make him the ideal candidate for this position," said Krall.  "He has
 been with Reichhold 16 years, and during that time he has consistently
 demonstrated the leadership skills necessary to lead this kind of effort."
     Rodriguez has held a number of positions at Reichhold since 1985.  Most
 recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Reichhold's North
 American Composites Business Unit.  Prior to this position, Rodriguez served
 as Vice President/Team Leader for coatings distribution and closed molding.
 He also had previous roles in sales management and new business development.
     Before joining Reichhold, Rodriguez was a testing engineer for Getty
 Synthetic Fuels/Getty Oil in Los Angeles, Calif.  Rodriguez has served on the
 CFA Resin Management Council and the Styrene Information and Research Steering
 Committee (SIRC).  He earned his MBA from Loyola College in Baltimore and a
 B.A. in Chemistry from Chico State University in Chico, Calif.
     "I look forward to the opportunity to lead the Global Coatings business
 for Reichhold," said Rodriguez.  "I believe the globalization will allow
 Reichhold to reposition our business to meet the challenges and opportunities
 our customers face worldwide."
     For more information on Reichhold visit www.reichhold.com; e-mail
 productinfo@reichhold.com; or call 919-990-7756.
 
     About Reichhold
     Reichhold, with its world headquarters and technology center in Research
 Triangle Park, North Carolina, is a leading manufacturer of adhesives,
 coatings, performance resins and polyester resins, for the coatings, textile,
 construction, transportation, marine and graphic arts markets.  It has
 manufacturing operations throughout North America, South America and Europe.
 Founded in 1927, Reichhold is a subsidiary of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, the
 world's largest producer of printing inks and polyester resins.  For more
 information on Reichhold, visit www.reichhold.com.
 
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