AkzoNobel appoints new corporate director control
AkzoNobel has appointed Hans de Vriese as the company’s new corporate director control, effective Sept. 1.
He is joining AkzoNobel from General Motors, where he is chief financial officer, General Motors Asia Pacific.
He holds a degree in electromechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Fluidmaster names chief marketing officer
Fluidmaster has appointed Robert Roth as its new chief marketing officer. In this role, he will pilot the company’s marketing efforts within its three global channel organizations — retail, OEM and wholesale. Roth will also manage product development, product management, engineering, corporate and channel marketing as well as streamlining the go-to-market process.
“With Bob’s impressive portfolio of successful leadership roles coupled with his innovative thinking and creative go-to-market planning, we are confident that he can significantly enhance Fluidmaster both internally and out in the marketplace,” said Mark Rhoades, president of Fluidmaster.
Roth was VP marketing for Rheem in 2006 and was promoted to corporate VP marketing.
Prior to Rheem, he was VP marketing for Nibco, a manufacturer of valves, PEX pipe, copper and plastic fittings. Roth also held leadership roles during his 12 year at Masco.
Roth earned an MBA from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Around the Web: Lowe’s will pull name from racetrack
The SportsBusiness Journal has reported that Lowe’s will not renew its naming-rights contract with Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Both sides could not agree on a long-term extension to the initial 10-year, $35 million deal.