Estron Chemical has hired Tony Pledger for the position of business manager for Europe and the Middle East. This new position is an important element of Estron’s strategy for continuing growth outside of North America. Pledger was formerly the global sales manager for powder coating cross linkers and additives at Ems-Chemie AG. He has more than 25 years’ experience and a deep knowledge of the powder coatings industry, having worked previously for both powder coating and raw material manufacturers. Pledger will be based in the United Kingdom.