WILMINGTON, Del. - Dale MacDonald, group vice president,
Coatings Specialties, Ashland Specialty Ingredients,
has been nominated to the American Coatings Association
(ACA) board of directors. MacDonald will serve a three-year
term through April 2015.
MacDonald's career with Ashland began in 1990 and has
included a variety of assignments with increasing
management responsibility. In 1996, MacDonald became
director of sales for the Fine Ingredients Division (FID).
He assumed responsibility for ingredients source
management, marketing and customer support in 1997 before
being named general manager, FID, in April 2002. In
September 2002, Ashland Distribution implemented a regional
organizational structure, and MacDonald was tapped to lead
the Midwest Region. A year later, he served as vice
president over Ashland Distribution's East Region.
MacDonald served as president, Chemical Sector for China
Operations of Ashland Inc. from 2005 to November 2008 and
became the president of Ashland Asia Pacific in November
2008. He was responsible for accelerating Ashland's
business development in China.
In 2009, MacDonald became vice president of Ashland Aqualon
Functional Ingredient's (AAFI) Coatings Additives industry
group responsible for business management and strategy
development, focused on driving growth of the coatings
additives business globally. Simultaneously, he became a
member of AAFI's management committee.
Prior to joining Ashland, MacDonald worked for Dow Chemical
Canada gaining experience in sales and product management.
MacDonald attended Alma College, where he received a
bachelor's degree, majoring in biology, and minoring in
sociology. He earned a master's degree in business
administration from The Ohio State University's Fisher
College of Business and also is a graduate of the Executive
Development Program at Indiana University's Kelly School of
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