Readers last week were most interested in personnel news from tesa (Germain and Sullivan Tapped for New Roles with tesa): “tesa tape, inc. recently announced that Daniel Germain has been appointed regional manager, tesa North America. In this role, Germain will lead the company's business and operations for Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. He most recently served as regional manager, tesa Western Europe, where he led a major initiative to optimize tesa core business areas across geographical boundaries to enhance the customer experience. Previously, he served as regional manager for tesa Asia, where he drove consistent above-market growth for five years.

“Germain joined tesa in 1986 as a product manager in Sparta, Mich., and has since held roles of increasing responsibility with many years of demonstrated success as a business leader. In addition to a variety of global leadership roles, his previous experience includes an assignment as regional manager for tesa North America from 2004-2012.

“‘This is an exciting time for tesa in North America,’ Germain said. ‘I am thrilled to be rejoining the North American team to help our customers be more successful, to drive innovation, to strengthen our infrastructure and to execute our New Horizon strategy.’

“Germain succeeds Paul Sullivan, who is taking over a new role as head of growth markets in North America.”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for March 14-20

  1. Germain and Sullivan Tapped for New Roles with tesa
  2. Dow to Establish South China Specialties Hub
  3. BDK Industrial Products Becomes Part of Swiss ATP Adhesive Systems Group
  4. Maroon Group Acquires Cary's Raw Materials and Specialty Chemicals Distribution Business
  5. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires GENTEC and FT Polymer #1 last week

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