Press Release: ParexLahabra Hires New Director of Technical Services

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ParexLahabra Hires New Director of Technical Services

Dickson Tapped to Lead Technical Services Department


Anaheim, CA — March 01, 2009 - ParexLahabra, the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, La Habra Stucco, El Rey, Teifs, Surewall, Mer-Krete and Mer-Ko, today announced Robert Dickson to the position of Technical Services Director.


Dickson a native of Georgia takes reign of the position previously held by Tom Robertson as Robertson accepts a promotion to International for ParexGroup, ParexLahabra's parent company. Dickson will be responsible for the management of the Technical Services Group as well as the color department.


"We are excited to have Robert join our team, said Buck Buchanan, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of ParexLahabra. His extensive background and knowledge in R&D, manufacturing and technical/customer service will only help us to achieve our goal to provide the most innovative products and services to our customers."


Prior to joining ParexLahabra, Dickson worked with companies such as HB Fuller, Specialty Minerals, Inc. and KCL-Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine and has earned his Masters Degree in Conflict Management and Bachelor Degree of Chemical Engineering from Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech, respectively. Dickson currently resides in Atlanta, GA and will be based out of the Parex, Redan, GA facility.



About Parex USA

Parex USA, Inc., a California Corporation, is a subsidiary of the ParexGroup, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals and ready-to-use mortars for the construction industry. With 64 manufacturing sites and 9 R&D centers in 22 countries, the ParexGroup employs more than 3,700 industry professionals who are the cornerstone of this thriving global organization. To learn more about Parex USA, Inc., please visit



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