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ANGUS Announces New Leadership for Paints and Coatings Market

Vikas Kumar named Regional Commercial Manager for India

Mumbai - March 04, 2010

ANGUS Chemical Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, recently executed leadership changes in the paints and coatings market to better align business growth strategies with customer needs. Vikas Kumar has been named regional commercial manager for India; Jon Fedders named global strategic marketing manager; and Andreas Wenzler, product marketing manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

“The paints and coatings industry is a key focus area for ANGUS,” said Suzanne Carroll, global marketing director for ANGUS. “Paint formulators are faced with pressure to reduce overall volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in their products. Vikas, Jon and Andreas will strengthen our efforts to serve our customers in India with quality products to help meet regulations and keep them on the cutting edge in their industry.”

Under the leadership of Kumar, Fedders and Wenzler, the ANGUS business is focusing marketing efforts on two multifunctional amines that offer paint formulators regulatory benefits, as well as multifunctional performance: the industry standard AMP™ Multifunctional Amine and the new AEPD™ VOX 1000 Multifunctional Amine for interior water-based paints. Both products can bring a variety of performance-enhancing benefits to formulations. To learn more about the offerings from ANGUS Chemical Company for paint and coatings, visit www.ANGUS.com.

ANGUS Chemical Company

ANGUS Chemical Company continues to develop and deliver distinct nitroalkane-based chemistries for customers in applications as diverse as paints and coatings, personal care and cosmetics, metalworking fluids, water treatment, biological buffers, solvents and thinners, wood adhesives, pharmaceutical and agricultural intermediates. Aligned as a market-focused, problem-solving specialty chemicals business, ANGUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Visit us online www.ANGUS.com.

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Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its strength as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With around 1000 employees in 11 locations across the country, Dow India provides products and solutions for important segments of Indian industry including building and construction, plastics and packaging, water and health, food and pharma, automotive, electronics, and renewable energy. Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipur Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and provides water purification technology to help supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at www.dow.in .


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Roysten D’mello
Dow India
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Danielle Beerhalter Leheny
ANGUS Chemical Company Communications
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