Blount names a new SVP global sales & marketing
Blount International, Inc. has promoted David Gillrie to the position of SVP global sales & marketing for the Forestry, Lawn and Garden (FLAG) division.
Gillrie previously served as president of Blount’s Concrete Cutting and Finishing division and has been with the company since 2012.
"We appreciate the contributions Andy has made over the past two years, especially his leadership in setting the long-term strategy for FLAG, and we wish him well in his new endeavor," said Josh Collins, Blount’s chairman and CEO. "Dave’s sales and marketing expertise and proven leadership skills will benefit the FLAG division as we execute our strategic plan and related initiatives in the coming years."
Gillrie has also served as global general manager for Terex Corporation and VP business development at Ingersoll Rand.
He will replace Andrew York, who resigned to pursue other opportunities within the firearms industry.
Dennis Lacey appointed SVP finance at RGS Energy
RGS Energy, a Louisville, Colo.-based manufacturer of solar energy products, has named Dennis Lacey SVP finance.
In his new role, Lacey will be responsible for implementing and managing the company’s residential lease financing program.
"We welcome Dennis’ deep knowledge and executive experience in public and private equipment lease finance companies," said Kam Mofid, CEO. "He is an ideal executive for developing our residential solar leasing program having been the CEO of a publicly traded leasing company and having started the leasing division for a NYSE listed bank."
Lacey has over 25 years of executive financial management experience, having previously held similar positions at Imperial Bancorp, Capital Associates, TeleTech and CKE Restaurants. He was also once an audit partner at Coopers & Lybrand.
PPG partners with The Coatings Alliance
PPG Industries has taken a minority equity position in The Coatings Alliance, LLC via its North American architectural coatings business.
Under the terms of the deal, PPG will become the exclusive paint manufacturer for The Coatings Alliance, producing the TCA-owned C2 Paint brand. PPG will also act as an independent sales representative for C2 Paint to independent paint and decorating retailers throughout North America.
“TCA’s C2 Paint is an exclusive, dealer-owned brand that will provide our existing network of independent retailers with another premium product option," said Scott Sinetar, VP architectural coatings, North America for PPG. "PPG’s position in TCA also continues to expand our distribution reach in North America and demonstrates our strategic interest and commitment to the independent dealer channel."
TCA CEO Tom Hill added that the partnership will expand the company’s reach into PPG’s extensive global network, as well as facilitate greater investment in research and development, marketing and distribution.
The Coatings Alliance is a Buffalo, N.Y.-based cooperative of 42 paint dealers in the U.S. and Canada.
The specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.