11/24/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

MetoKote Announces Changes And Appointments

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Industry leader in coating technology names new Global Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Jon Barrett and John Shaffer.


MetoKote Corp. appointed Jon Barrett to global vice president and chief operating officer and John Shaffer as global vice president of sales. Barrett has been with MetoKote since 1983, and Shaffer joined the MetoKote family in 2014.


"Mr. Barrett and Mr. Shaffer are assets to our organization," says Jeffrey Oravitz, president and CEO of MetoKote. "I am certain that these talented individuals will continue to build on MetoKote's outstanding legacy and reputation for the highest quality coating services in the industry."


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. He and his wife, Lisa, have three children.


Shaffer's most recent position was 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 Oravitz. Prior to MetoKote, Shaffer spent 23 years with PPG in various commercial and product roles within their industrial coatings business.  He graduated from LaRoche College and currently resides in Pittsburgh, with his two children.


MetoKote Corp., established in 1969 and headquartered in Lima, Ohio, serves its many customers in 29 facilities throughout the United States and the world. MetoKote provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions including equipment, coating application, and related management and support services to a wide variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational and truck and bus.


For more information, please visit metokote.com




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