Michelman recently announced it has restructured into three strategic business groups. The new structure is intended to help the company better anticipate and serve its customers’ needs by driving collaboration between its business teams that serve customers in the flexible packaging; coatings; fibers and composites; engineered wood, paper and corrugated; digital printing; and other industries.

The three groups include: Coatings, serving coating formulators with advanced polymers and additives; Industrial Manufacturing, whose teams work with product manufacturers to improve productivity and end-use performance; and Printing & Packaging, providing solutions in print-receptive, functional and barrier coating technologies.

Michelman has also subsequently made several personnel appointments. Gautham Parthasarathy, Ph.D., has been hired as group director for Coatings. Gautham previously served as vice president and general manager of the K-Flex specialty plasticizers business at Emerald Performance Materials.

Michael Annis has been hired as group director for Industrial Manufacturing. He most recently held the position of global OEM manager and North America business development manager in the Electronics business unit of Celanese Engineered Materials.

Rick Michelman, Ph.D., Michelman’s chief technology officer, has assumed the role of group director for Printing & Packaging on an interim basis.

“As always, organizational and management decisions at Michelman are made first and foremost to ensure all of our customers are provided the very best environmentally friendly products, service, and support,” said Steve Shifman, president and CEO. “These steps will allow us to improve the customer experience, and provide a platform for continued strategic growth.”

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