MetoKote Appoints John Schaffer and Jon Barrett

Barret will oversee global operational management and Schaffer will oversee growth development in several key markets.

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Jon Barret (left), and John Shaffer (right)


MetoKote Corp. (Lima, Ohio) appointed Jon Barrett as global vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Barrett has been with MetoKote since 1983. Barrett has held various roles of increasing responsibility at MetoKote, including his most recent role as vice president, business development. In his new role, Barrett will manage business support services and oversee global operational management. Barrett is a native of Cleveland, and attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He and his wife Lisa have three children and reside in Wapakoneta, Ohio.

MetoKote also hired John Shaffer as global vice president of sales. Shaffer joined the MetoKote family in 2014, his most recent position as director, global sales. Since joining MetoKote he has taken on additional responsibilities within the global sales team. In his new role, Shaffer will manage the commercial organization, oversee growth development in several key markets and will report directly to President and CEO Jeffrey Oravitz. Prior to MetoKote, Shaffer spent 23 years with PPG in various commercial and product roles within the industrial coatings business. He graduated from LaRoche College and currently resides in Pittsburgh with his two children.

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