IGP Pulvertechnik AG Acquires Performance Powders
The Swiss powder coating system manufacturer has purchased the Kentucky-based company and hired Dean Edwards to head up the new North American operations.
Swiss powder coating system manufacturer IGP Pulvertechnik AG has acquired Performance Powders, a Kentucky-based powder coating manufacturer.
“This acquisition was an important next step in our continued growth as a global powder coatings manufacturer,” says Marc Zuellig, the CEO of IGP.
The company hired Dean Edwards to head up the new North American operations. With more than 20 years’ experience in the U.S. market, Zuellig says Edwards will help to integrate the Swiss technology and product offerings into the company’s U.S. manufacturing operations.
“There has been a tremendous response from the North American market to the IGP product portfolio in the last few years, and we’re excited to continue that growth here with the addition of the facility in Louisville, Kentucky” says Edwards, now president of IGP North America. “We will continue to supply the performance powders customers from here, and be able to offer a new level of service and support to the growing U.S. customer base.”
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