Clariant Masterbatches Division, Easton, Md., announced the following appointments. John Jay
Lindstrom was named technical director for the company’s Midwest region. He will be responsible for
the strategic direction of all technical operations and spearheading new product and market
development activities for his region. Walter Purtschert was named senior vice president for the
Asia/Pacific region. He will be responsible for the strategic development of all Clariant business
activities in Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore,
Taiwan and Thailand. Tony Newell was named global marketing manager. He will be responsible for the
continued development of strategic alliances with Clariant’s existing global accounts.

Rohm America Inc., Somerset, N.J., has appointed William Konecny marketing manager for
methacrylate monomers and polymers. He will be responsible for marketing activities within the
NAFTA region.

Robert Smith recently joined Apollo Chemical Co., Burlington, N.C., as a technical service
representative for Preparation and Bleach. He previously worked in technical support for Catawba

January 1999