MetoKote Announces New Appointments

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MetoKote Corporation, Inc., the industry leader in protective coating applications, is pleased to announce the appointments of Joe Beatty to Vice President of North American General Purpose Business and Tim Schira to Vice President of Human Resources.

MetoKote Corporation, Inc., the industry leader in protective coating applications, is pleased to announce the appointments of Joe Beatty to Vice President of North American General Purpose Business and Tim Schira to Vice President of Human Resources.        

Mr. Beatty's responsibilities with MetoKote include directing the operations of all of MetoKote's General Purpose facilities in North America. This includes a total of 13 facilities located in the USA, Canada and Mexico. He brings to MetoKote a consistent track record of delivering bottom line results in a highly competitive environment.

Prior to joining MetoKote, Mr. Beatty was the Vice President of Coating Resins with Hexion Specialty Chemicals and its predecessor companies McWhorter Technologies, a division of Eastman Chemical and Resolution Specialty Materials. During his career, he has also served as Vice President of Sales with Betz Dearborn and its predecessor company WR Grace - Dearborn Division.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Beatty earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the Center for Creative Leadership Executive Development Program.

Mr. Schira's responsibilities with MetoKote involve providing leadership for the Human Resources function including recruitment, compensation, development, and employee relations strategies for all of MetoKote's global facilities. Mr. Schira brings a diverse background including strong international, HR Information Systems and performance enhancement experience to the MetoKote team.

Prior to joining MetoKote, Mr. Schira spent 33 years with Dana Corporation contributing to the organization's Human Resource function in a variety of Dana's divisions. Most recently he served as HR Director, North America at the corporate offices in Toledo.
He has served on the Advisory Boards of Owens Community College and the University of Indiana/Purdue at Fort Wayne, as well as held board positions for the United Way of Allen County Indiana, Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne and Indiana Manufacturers Association.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. Schira earned his B.S. in Management from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana and his MBA from Bowling Green State University. In addition, he maintains his Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Society of Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Certification Institute.

MetoKote Corporation, headquartered in Lima, Ohio, is the industry leader in protective coating applications, serving over 1,000 customers in 42 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions to a wide variety of industries such as: agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus.

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