Devoe Marine Announces Management Appointments

Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Louisville, Ky., one of the largest manufacturers of high quality coatings, recently announced the following management appointments.

William Mitchell has been appointed vice president, Eastern region. Mr. Mitchell is responsible for all sales and technical service along the Eastern Seaboard. Formerly manager, Eastern region, he brings 34 years of marine manufacturing, technical service, sales and management experience with Devoe Marine to this position. Mr. Mitchell will continue to be located in Devoe Marine's New York area office in Hoboken, N.J.

Robert H. Osmer has joined Devoe Marine as vice president-marketing. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Pepperdine University, where he earned an MBA, Mr.

Osmer will have corporate marketing responsibility for Devoe Marine. He has previously held various engineering and management positions within the shipping and coating fields.

Vijay J. Datta has been appointed technical manager. He will direct the activities of the marine laboratory and will be responsible for new product development and maintenance of product lines. He will also continue in his pres- ent capacity as quality assurance coordinator between the marine plants and product development laboratory. Mr. Datta has been with Devoe Marine since 1971. He holds a B.S. degree from the Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, and a B.S. and M.S. degree from the Newark College of Engineering, Newark, N.J.

William H. Rembold has been appointed manager of distribution and inventory control, responsible for maintaining and controlling Devoe Marine's worldwide stocks. Mr. Rembold has been with Devoe Marine for 28 years in a variety of increasingly important administrative positions.

Devoe Marine Coatings Co., a division of Grow Group, Inc., is one of the largest manufacturers of high-performance, high-quality coatings for the marine and offshore industries.

With two U.S. manufacturing plants and overseas associates, Devoe Marine is present in major ports throughout the world. Grow Group, Inc. is a worldwide family of companies producing and distributing high technology products for industry and the home.

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