Industry News (Week of 10/29/07)
October 24, 2007
ADCO PRODUCTS INC. NAMES FROMMER PRESIDENTGlenn Frommer has joined ADCO Products Inc. as president. In this role, Frommer will have responsibility for all U.S. activities, including driving top-line and profit improvements through product and market development, continuing successful LEAN and productivity programs, and supporting merger and acquisition activities in the U.S.
Frommer has spent much of his 25-year career with National Starch and Chemical, working initially as a senior development engineer before earning his CPA certification and working in M&A, Finance, and CFO roles for various subsidiaries of National Starch. He has spent most of the past decade leading market-driven and technology-based structural adhesive businesses for National Starch (Permabond International and Bondmaster), and recently led the global adhesives business for Celanese Emulsions.
Frommer received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester and his MBA from Rutgers University.
For more information, visit www.adcoprod.com.
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF P&T PET/PO TEAMDr. Guido Naberfeld was recently appointed to the position of director in the Global Production & Technology Polyether/Propylene Oxide (P&T PET/PO) team at Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS). In his new assignment, Naberfeld will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the BMS Global PET/PO strategic masterplan for PET assets, including a long-term investment strategy and the resulting global PET site concepts.
Naberfeld will be developing, negotiating and implementing strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, site/unit rationalization, and raw material procurement strategies. Naberfeld will also provide support to the head of Global PO Assets and to the Global PET/PO organization to meet the PET strategic objectives and overall masterplan initiatives.
Naberfeld previously worked in the BMS-PUR-Business Planning & Administration group in Leverkusen, Germany, as the executive assistant to the head of the Polyurethanes Business Unit. His appointment to the Global P&T PET/PO team brings him to Pittsburgh.
Naberfeld is a native of Cologne, Germany, and a 2000 graduate of Ruhr Universitaet Bochum (Germany). He holds a degree in Organic Chemistry.
GARLOCK MARKS 120TH YEAR OF FLUID-SEALING SUCCESSGarlock Sealing Technologies is celebrating its 120th year in the fluid sealing industry. Founded by Olin J. Garlock in 1887 as a piston rod sealing company, Garlock is now recognized as a top player in the fluid sealing industry with 1,500 employees in 13 global operations supported by a network of authorized distributors in 79 countries.
Since its establishment, Garlock has introduced many industry firsts, such as GYLON® gasketing, BLUE-GARD® compressed fiber gasketing, carbon fiber compressed gasketing, CHEVRON® v-rings, elastomeric expansion joints and the Garlock EVSP® seal, which is the first low-emission stem seal of its kind. The formulations of the first asbestos-free gasketing and packing products in the late 1970s helped further solidify Garlock’s technological leadership in the fluid sealing industry.
To mark its 120th year in business, Garlock’s parent company, EnPro Industries, will invest $35 million over five years to its “Palmyra Modernization Project” (PMP). The PMP includes the recently completed construction of an advanced 114,000-square-foot Klozure® facility, used for manufacturing high-performance Garlock Klozure oil seals, bearing isolators and mechanical seals. This massive renovation will ensure that Garlock has the most efficient, environmentally sound facilities possible.
For more information, visit www.garlock.com.