“Kaiser and Dumain have both filled key roles in the formation and ongoing success of the Arkema Coating Resins business,” Richard D. Jenkins, global group president for Arkema Coating Resins, explained. “Their expertise and hard work have given us the tools we need to better serve customers, develop new and better solutions and remain competitive in the modern coatings marketplace. In their new roles, they will help define the future of this business and, through their work with customers, the industry.”
As the new GM for North America, a wholly new position within the business, Kaiser will oversee all manufacturing and commercial operations, as well as growth opportunities for Arkema Coating Resins in the region.
Dumain will assume Kaiser’s previous position as commercial director, where he will be responsible for all North American marketing and sales efforts.
Kaiser has been with the team currently comprising Arkema Coating Resins since 1988, filling multiple roles with Union Carbide, Dow Chemical and Arkema. When Arkema acquired the business assets in 2010, he assumed the role of global marketing director and later transitioned to business director for the Americas.
Dumain has been with Arkema for five years, serving as the global business development manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the coatings industry and came to Arkema after positions with Reichhold and Cook Composites and Polymers