“Cory has served an important leadership role at Tnemec in many facets,” Bean said in a recent news release. “With more than 20 years in the coating industry, he offers expertise in employee training and management, product development, operations and competitive analysis.”
Prior to his current position, Brown served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Technical Services and Director of Technology Integration. Aside from these positions, his experience includes seven years as a senior technical service representative and five years as a production supervisor at Tnemec.
In his new role, Brown will oversee all manufacturing operations, distribution, technical service, and customer service, as well as assume a leadership position for subsidiary operations at Tnemec Coatings (Shanghai) Ltd. and Tex•Cote LLC.
“I look forward to helping continue Tnemec’s legacy as a performance-focused, customer-centric coatings provider,” noted Brown. “Our company places great importance on communicating with industry organizations, our clients and representatives in the field, and our internal employees, which helps us keep our products innovative and our customers happy.”
Throughout his career, Brown has emphasized the importance of personal relationships and customer service in every aspect of the business.
“If you have good personal relationships with customers and colleagues, you are also providing great customer service,” Brown added. “I want to ensure that everyone we do business with is provided with outstanding service that has become a Tnemec trademark.”
Brown is a certified coating inspector with NACE International, and is active in various industry-related organizations, including the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
Brown attended Park University in Parkville, Mo., where he studied Management and Finance and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He also holds an Executive MBA from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Tnemec manufactures more than 120 architectural and industrial coating products at facilities in Kansas City, Baltimore, Dallas and Shanghai, China.