Volume 12, Issue 6 - November/December 2010

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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.

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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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