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JAN 2019

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COATINGSPRO JANUARY 2019 13 is its new vice president – information technology; and Gordon Hyde has been moved to the role of vice president – operations. DiRusso, Franklin, and Hyde are all longstanding employees who the company hopes will pay dividends in their new roles, according to company officials. For more information, contact: RPM, (330) 273-5090, www.rpminc.com AkzoNobel Acquires Malaysia's Colourland Paints Business AkzoNobel recently acquired Colourland Paints, a home-grown paints and coatings manufacturer with wide distribution across Malaysia. e acquisition enhances the company's global portfolio with a local brand. It also means that the company will be able to provide an improved customer experience through an expanded product offering and distribution network. Financial details were not disclosed. "e combination of global and local expertise is an excellent strategic fit and will accelerate our development as we further build on our strong market position in Malaysia," said Oscar Wezenbeek, managing direc- tor of AkzoNobel 's decorative paints business in the region. e transaction includes all relevant technologies, patents, trademarks, and assets of Colourland. For more information, contact: AkzoNobel, (312) 544-7000, www.akzonobel.com PIP Global Adds Ear Plug Technologies Company PIP Global announced the acquisition of California-based Hearos LLC, along with its recognized brands of hearing protection. Joining the PIP team will be Hearos' founder, Doug Pick, who launched the Hearos brand in 1992, along with the entire leadership team. " Together with the Hearos team, we are now a leading manufacturer of innovative ear plug technologies," said Joe Milot, president and CEO of PIP Global. According to company officials, the Hearos acquisition is an import- ant step in realizing PIP's mission of being a leader in the consumable safety products industry. PIP plans to market the products to industrial safety channels globally through its extensive distributor network. For News From Around the Coatings Industry n NEW Faster measurement speed— 60+ readings per minute n No calibration adjustment required for most applicat ions – measure right out of the box! n Tough probes, robust housing and strong two year warranty n All models include Certificat e of Calibration n Includes PosiSoft suite of software f or viewing and reporting dat a Co at in g Th ic k n e ss Gage s Simple. Durable. Accurate. DeFelsko Corporation l Ogdensburg, New York USA Tel: +1-315-393-4450 l Email: techsale@defelsko.com Award Winning Compatibility! The PosiTector gage accepts ALL coating thickness, surface profile, environmental, soluble salt, Shore hardness and ultrasonic wall thickness probes. 1 -8 0 0 -4 4 8-3835 www. d ef el sko. com Scan Modes Advanced models now include 3 Powerful Scan Modes NEW! Re ad e r In q ui r y at co ati n g sp ro m a g.co m /i n q0119

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