AOC announces personnel promotions

Matt Watkins, Allen Brown and Dan Cox have all received promotions to higher responsibility at the resin supplier.

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AOC (Collierville, TN, US)  recently announced promotions to its leadership team that will strengthen the company’s presence in the global composites industry.

“Our dedicated people strengthen our commitment to delivering unparalleled customer support, technical leadership and product quality,” said AOC’s president and chief executive officer Fred Norman. “This leadership will ensure our continued growth by bringing the benefits of AOC’s innovation and service to more customers around the world.”

Matt Watkins was promoted to executive vice president.  Watkins is responsible for overseeing all manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, safety and regulatory processes, information technology, finance, accounting and human resources.  During his 24 years of service to AOC, Watkins has held several leadership positions, each focusing on continuously improving product quality and service. Watkins has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University.

Allen Brown was promoted to vice president, information technology.  Brown is responsible for administering and coordinating all IT infrastructure.  Brown has held several IT positions since joining AOC in 1996 and leads a team of IT professionals focused on technology and business strategy alignment. Brown has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

Lastly, Dan Cox was promoted to vice president, operations. Cox is responsible for the management of all manufacturing, engineering, safety and regulatory processes.  Since joining AOC as a project engineer in 2003, he was promoted to director of engineering in 2008 and director of operations in 2012. During his time at AOC, Cox has led the development of technologies and procedures that improve product quality, increase manufacturing productivity, and enhance sustainable operations. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Memphis.

AOC is a global supplier of resins, gel coats, colorants, additives and synergistic material systems for composites and cast polymers.