John Gaither, chairman, president and CEO of Reichhold Inc. (Research Triangle Park, N.C.) announced on Dec. 4 that executive vice president, global composites, Doug Frey, will retire from the company effective Dec. 31, 2008. Frey joined Reichhold in August 1985 as vice president Manufacturing for the Emulsion Polymers Division (EPD) in Dover, De., after serving with both Diamond Shamrock Chemicals and the BF Goodrich Co. In December 1986 Frey became vice president Sales and Marketing for EPD and held this position until being appointed division president for EPD in early 1993. From January 1996 until mid-1998, Frey served on the Executive Leadership Team and then transferred to Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, as president of Resana (later Reichhold do Brasil) until retiring in June 2001. Frey returned to Reichhold with John Gaither in April 2004 and was first chief operating officer and later became executive vice president, Global Composites.