Americhem Inc. has grown its executive ranks with the hiring of John Deignan as president of the firm.
Deignan, 46, was hired in November by Americhem, a color and additive concentrate maker in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He had spent the previous 21 years in a variety of leadership roles at Diebold Inc., a maker of banking and security systems in nearby North Canton, Ohio.
Deignan's background and strengths in a variety of commercial roles "will serve as a solid foundation to assist Americhem in achieving its plans for global growth," Juve added.
In his new role, Deignan replaces Dorian Alexandrescu, who left Americhem in the second half of 2012.
In late 2012, Americhem acquired engineering resins compounder Infinity Compounding LLC, after opening a new plant in Liberty, N.C., earlier that same year. The firm employs 500 worldwide at sites in the U.S., England and China.