Extrusion Coatings Sales & Marketing Manager
Ben Mitchell MBA has more than three decades of manufacturing, product development, marketing and management experience in the coatings industry. With a Bachelor degree in Comprehensive Science from Urbana University, Mitchell has also studied coatings chemistry at the University of Louisville and at the University of Southern Mississippi and completed his MBA at Urbana University. Ben worked as an R & D technician in Ceramic Coatings well as holding a plant manager role for agricultural chemicals before joining Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. in 1990 as a lab technician. He was promoted to a senior chemist where he formulated high performance coatings for the fenestration industry before he assumed the position of Global Technical Service Manager, Extrusion Coatings, in 1997. From 1999-2002, he was the Fluoropolymer Product Manager for Valspar Corporation. He once again joined the Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. team in 2003 and currently serves as the manager of Extrusion Coatings Americas. In this role, he manages the fenestration coatings business for residential and commercial building products including R & D, sales and marketing for the Americas as well as some oversight for the Middle East & Asia Pacific markets.