CHICAGO -- Sovereign Specialty Chemicals announced that John Mellett, chief financial officer, will be leaving the company at the end of the year. Terry Smith is joining Sovereign as vice president and chief financial officer.

Smith is a certified public accountant with a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Akron. Most recently, Smith has been the chief operating officer of a 350-person, seven-office law firm. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Easco, Inc., a publicly traded, $350-million manufacturer with 2,100 employees and 11 facilities.

Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, Inc., is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance specialty adhesives, coatings and sealants serving three markets: Packaging and Converting, Industrial, and Construction.

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