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Dow Names New Global Marketing Director for Adhesives
Dow Automotive Systems has named Tony Buchan as its global marketing director
for adhesives. Effective immediately, Buchan assumes responsibility for
overall business growth and technology innovation, focusing on all adhesive
technologies across OEM, aftermarket and commercial transportation market
segments, as well as major Tier 1 suppliers and distribution partners.
Before joining Dow, Buchan was regional vice president for the business
unit industry at Sika AG. While at Sika, he held several other positions
including: vice president, corporate transportation, and industry general
manager for the United Kingdom (UK). Prior to that, Buchan held a variety
of leadership positions at Dow Automotive, Dexter and ITW Plexus.
Buchan, who will be based in the UK, holds a degree in chemistry from
UCC in Ireland.
Safelite Announces New Market Managers
Safelite AutoGlass® recently promoted Chuck Pertzsch to general manager
of the company’s Des Moines, Iowa, market, and hired Jeff Gillespie to
serve as the company’s Wichita, Kan., market manager.
Pertzsch worked as a technician for Auto Glass Center for 13 years before
becoming a store manager in Iowa City. After serving as store manager
for four years for Auto Glass Center, Pertzsch was placed in charge of
the two largest stores in the Des Moines market, where he spent six years
managing their growth, according to Safelite, which he joined through
its acquisition of Auto Glass Center last year.
Gillespie previously worked with Payless Cashways for 13 years in various
roles, including store manager. He then spent eight years as an area manager
with Coinstar Entertainment Services.
Glass Doctor named Billy Culpepper of the Glass Doctor of Metro
Atlanta franchise the National Service Professional of the Year during
its 2010 Annual Reunion Conference in San Antonio.
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