Cathay Industries USA’s CEO Kevin Miles announced the formation of a dedicated team of industry veterans to expand Cathay’s promotion and commercial growth in the coatings, plastics and specialties marketplace. The new team has a combined 130 years of pigment experience in color concept solutions.
Marty Hasson brings a background in chemical distribution, product management, pigment manufacturing and sales on an international basis. He has a reputation of customer satisfaction through his various roles at Kohl Marketing, Ribelin Sales, Elementis Pigments, Rockwood Pigments and Huntsman Chemical. He will focus on key account management in the coatings, plastics and specialty areas as national accounts manager – Coatings, Plastics and Specialties.
Craig Utesch brings both organic and inorganic pigment experience to his role as national distribution manager – Coatings, Plastics and Specialties. He has worked in textiles, pigments, and coating resins and has managerial experience at Milliken, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Ferro Corporation, Engelhard and BASF Corporation .
Burl Bowman has acquired knowledge through various roles at Hoover Color and will retain his responsibilities as the technical leader for the Umber, Siennas, Ochres, EnvironOxides & Cathay’s products manufactured in Hiwassee, VA. His new role as American technical manager – Coatings, Plastics and Specialties will allow customers to have a single point of contact for all product inquires.
Chuck Hoover will head this sales team. Hoover is a fourth generation “color man” and joined Cathay as part of the acquisition of Hoover Color in 2016. Over the years he has overseen technical, commercial and manufacturing activities. Besides continuing to oversee the Hoover Color – Division of Cathay Industries, Hoover has taken on the role of EVP for Coatings, Plastics & Specialties in the Americas.
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