The Coatings Research Group Inc. (CRGI) recently announced that Richard Scott will succeed Jackie Savoca, Ph.D., as its sixth executive director. Scott has more than 25 years of experience in the paint industry. He has held multiple positions in R&D, Quality and Sales for Sherwin-Williams, Cook Paint, and BYK. He most recently served as North American Business Line manager for Paint and Coatings in the Instruments Division of BYK Additives & Instruments.  

“CRGI thanks Jackie Savoca for her years guiding and advancing CRGI’s reach,” said Steve DeVoe, elected president of CRGI and CEO of Kelly-Moore Paints. “And we are extremely pleased to have Rich on board, guiding the organization in its pursuit of excellence and as an international forum for sharing the best in technology advances and business practices.”  

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