Arkema Coating Resins recently announced it has named Eric Kaiser as general manager and Eric Dumain as commercial director for North America.
“Kaiser and Dumain have both filled key roles in the formation and ongoing success of the Arkema Coating Resins business,” said Richard D. Jenkins, global group president. “Their expertise and hard work have given us the tools we need to better serve customers, develop new and better solutions and remain competitive in the modern coatings marketplace. In their new roles, they will help define the future of this business and, through their work with customers, the industry.”
As general manager for North America, a new position within the business, Kaiser will reportedly oversee all manufacturing and commercial operations, as well as growth opportunities for Arkema Coating Resins in the region. Dumain will assume Kaiser’s previous position as commercial director, where he will be responsible for all North American marketing and sales efforts.
“These promotions are part of a larger team restructuring designed to facilitate business growth and more personalized customer service,” said Jenkins. “We are continually looking for new ways to give our customers greater access to the knowledge, service and products needed to advance their business and the industries they serve. Kaiser and Dumain are the right people to lead those efforts.”
Kaiser has been with the team currently comprising Arkema Coating Resins since 1988, filling multiple roles with Union Carbide, Dow Chemical and Arkema. When Arkema acquired the business assets in 2010, he assumed the role of global marketing director and later transitioned to business director for the Americas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in polymer science from Penn State University.
Dumain has been with Arkema for five years, serving as the global business development manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the coatings industry and came to Arkema after positions with Reichhold and Cook Composites and Polymers. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and an master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business.
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