Ginger Merritt, new vice president of coatings.
Ginger Merritt, new vice president of coatings.

Materials developer Michelman has appointed two new group vice presidents. Ginger Merritt, Michelman’s China country manager, is the company’s new vice president of coatings, while Lisa DiGate, global director of R&D Systems, has been appointed the company’s new vice president of printing and packaging.

Merritt was previously vice president of the polymers division, China, for Wacker Chemicals and served as chairman & general manager for Wacker Polymers Systems.

Lisa DiGate, new vice president of printing and packaging.
Lisa DiGate, new vice president of printing and packaging.

DiGate has more than 25 years of leadership experience from DuPont, having served in numerous roles including Global business director for the packaging graphics business, global business director for Teflon consumer and industrial, and most recently, as business and function transformation leader.

‘Since joining Michelman, Ginger has created a well-defined and actionable plan to accelerate growth for China and is taking bold steps to execute on that plan through product development, partnerships, and customer intimacy,’ said Dr Rick Michelman, executive vice president.

‘Lisa has quickly developed relationships and strategies that have pushed our traditional way of thinking,’ he added. ‘She has been instrumental in the upgrading of our early stage product development processes, and has brought fresh new ideas on collaborative new product development programs.’

This story is reprinted from material from Michelmanwith editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.