Knight Joins Axalta Coating Systems to Manage Dura Coat Products

Dan Knight has joined Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) in their Industrial Coatings segment as the vice president and general manager for Dura Coat Products.

Axalta purchased a majority stake in Dura Coat this past summer and will acquire the remaining outstanding shares by January 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. Founded in 1986, Dura Coat has developed a position in the market via its singular focus on overcoming customer challenges through innovation. Dura Coat brands include Durapon, Ceranamel and the XT series of specialty coatings.

“Product innovation has always been Dura Coat’s strength.” says Dr. Myung K. Hong, president of Dura Coat Products. “With the synergies that are possible through the acquisition, we welcome Dan to lead the integration of the two companies. We continue to be vigilant about our customer service while looking forward to increased product research and development.”

Dan comes to Axalta with 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and R&D management in the coil and extrusion coatings markets. Dan will work directly with Dr. Hong to continue to integrate the Dura Coat business into Axalta while working to expand the business both in North America and globally. Key priorities for Dan and the management team of Dura Coat will be maintaining the product innovation and customer service that Dura Coat is known for, while taking advantage of the synergies that Axalta offers Dura Coat.

CMG Opens Distribution Center, Expands Operations

Coated Metals Group expands its operations by opening a new distribution center in Phoenix.  Leading the staff at the facility are General Manager Jeff Larson and Account Manager Rusty Vandall. 
 
The Arizona distribution center has been an anticipated addition to CMG. Company president Gary Woodward states, “We’re thrilled to finally be opening our doors in the Phoenix-metro area. Our business in this region has expanded over recent years and we’ve looked forward to opening a branch facility there for some time. We are very excited to expand our reach and offer improved service and lead times with a full complement of inventory available on-hand and ready for delivery.” 
 
General Manager Jeff Larson was previously employed with CMG for eight years before moving out of state for other opportunities.  The CMG team welcomes Jeff’s return. “Jeff was a valuable member of the CMG team for many years. So we were disappointed to lose him when he left to pursue other opportunities.  We are pleased to welcome Jeff back and happy that he’ll be spearheading the new Phoenix branch. Jeff’s experience, attention to detail, and focus on customer satisfaction will ensure that customers in the region will benefit from a high level of service,” says Gary Woodward. 
 
Rusty Vandall is a newcomer to CMG and will be supporting the new distribution center in the role of Account Manager.  Rusty is a resident of the Phoenix area and comes to CMG with 25 years of customer service experience.  When asked why he chose to join the CMG team, Rusty states, “I am excited to join CMG because of their reputation and attitude to always taking care of their customer.”  
 
CMG”s new facility will stock a full assortment of inventory in coil and sheets, with the ability to offer slit coils that can be spun down into custom lengths.  Route truck delivery will be available to the Phoenix metro area. 

ALL Carolina Crane & Equipment Names General Manager

The ALL Family of Companies announces that Rich Nomanson has been named the general manager of ALL Carolina Crane & Equipment LLC in Raleigh, N.C. Nomanson has worked for ALL for 19 years—15 as an operator and the last four as a foreman at the company’s Indiana-based Central Rent-a-Crane Inc.

“Rich is a great fit to lead our growing operations in Raleigh,” says Michael Liptak, president of the ALL Family of Companies. “His many years of experience, his knowledge of our business and this industry will serve him very well in Raleigh. He overachieved when assigned to a lead role at a major customer in Indiana, one that required round-the-clock, on-site service. The hard work impressed everyone, as hard work always does. We congratulate him on his achievement.”

As part of the ALL Family of Companies, Nomanson has spent the last two decades observing, learning and recording the day-in, day-out variances of crane performance. Few crane rental companies fully understand machine “behavior” like ALL does, because very few fleets compare in size and scope.

“Knowing the fleet means understanding its value,” says Nomanson. “This has been an important part of my work here. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since I answered the call to work for Central. I’ve had a chance to work with some of the best people and equipment in the industry. I’m thankful for the chance to share the tradition and work ethic I’ve been taught, and will use my experience to maximize the potential of each team member.”

ALL works hard to nurture and support every one of the company’s more than 1,500 employees across North America. They offer regular training on the best equipment available, an excellent benefits package and a solid career growth path. For more than 50 years, ALL has been proud to serve clients and customers who are changing the landscape of the country.