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MILES INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD

MILES INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN ITS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND BOARD
 PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Miles Inc. today announced a number of changes in its Executive Committee and board of directors.
 Effective Nov. 1, 1992:
 -- Dr. Jochen C. Wulff, executive vice president and president, Organic Products Division and the chief technology officer of Miles, will leave the company to return to Germany, where he will become head of the worldwide Crop Protection Business Group for Miles' parent company.
 -- Douglas A. Henderson has elected to retire as executive vice president and president, Polysar Rubber Division, Toronto, Ontario, and president and CEO of Polysar Rubber Corporation, Toronto. He will continue to be a member of the Polysar Rubber Corporation board of directors.
 Effective Nov. 1, 1992:
 -- Dr. Richard L. White, executive vice president and president, Industrial Chemicals Division, will assume responsibilities for both the Organic Products Division and the Polysar Rubber Division. He also will become president and CEO of the Polysar Rubber Corporation in Canada. He will relinquish responsibility for the Industrial Chemicals Division.
 White will continue to be a member of the Miles Executive Committee and board of directors. He will maintain offices in both Pittsburgh and Sarnia, Ontario.
 The Organic Products Division of Miles is comprised of organic chemicals, dyes and pigments and the company's food ingredients, flavors and fragrances subsidiary, Haarmann & Reimer Corporation, Springfield, N.J. The Polysar Rubber Division is comprised of the North American rubber business and the company's subsidiary, Rhein Chemie Corporation, Trenton, N.J.
 Albert P. Stroucken, currently vice president-pigments, enamels and ceramics in the Industrial Chemicals Division, will become executive vice president and president, Industrial Chemicals Division. Stroucken will be based in Pittsburgh.
 The Industrial Chemicals Division is comprised of coatings, pigments, ceramics and enamels, inorganic chemicals, and the company's subsidiaries H.C. Starck and NRC Inc., Newton, Mass., which produce metal powders and ceramics.
 -- Dr. Marcel A. Petinaux, currently senior vice president-Corporate Compliance, Site Administration and Logistics, will become executive vice president and chief technology officer.
 Petinaux will head the following service functions: engineering, occupational health and environment, site administration, logistics, information systems, strategic planning and organization, and research and development contacts. He will be based in Pittsburgh.
 Both Stroucken and Petinaux will become members of the Miles Executive Committee and board of directors.
 Wulff received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Munich. He joined the former Mobay Corp. in 1968 as a research chemist. In 1970, he transferred to the parent company in Germany as a research chemist in central research. From 1972-1978, he held various production and staff positions in the Polyurethane Division before returning to Mobay as manager of polyurethane production at the company's Baytown, Texas, plant. In 1980, he returned to Germany, where he worked in corporate staff until 1984 when he became production director of the Dyes and Pigments Division. In 1986 he returned to the former Mobay as executive vice president of manufacturing and technology. He was named president and CEO of Mobay in 1990 and assumed his current position with the new Miles Inc. in January 1992.
 Henderson was born in New Zealand. He holds a degree in chemical engineering as well as an M.B.A. degree. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. He joined Polysar Ltd., Canada, as a chemical engineer in 1966, followed by a variety of marketing and management positions.
 Henderson was assigned to Polysar's European headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1979. After holding a number of senior management positions, he was appointed vice president, Polysar International S.A., where he was responsible for the company's international operations. He was named group vice president, diversified products at the company's Sarnia, Ontario, plant, and later group vice president, Rubber Division. In 1989, he was named president, Polysar Rubber Division, which at that time was owned by Nova Corporation, Calgary, Alberta. In 1990, he joined Mobay as executive vice president, Rubber Division, following the acquisition of Polysar by Mobay's parent company. He was named to his current position in January 1992.
 White, a native of Pittsburgh, received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and master's and Ph.D. in international affairs. He joined Mobay in 1967 as a senior research chemist. He was appointed manager of market development in coatings in 1972. In 1974, he became director of the Coatings Department of Mobay, and later advanced to director of technical marketing in the Plastics and Coatings Division. In 1979, he was appointed director, corporate planning. From 1979-1981, he was on special assignment for the board of management at the parent company in Germany.
 In 1981, White was elected vice president and general manager of the Plastics and Coatings Division. He was appointed group vice president and later executive vice president of marketing for Mobay. In July 1986, he was elected executive vice president and a member of Mobay's Executive Committee and board. In 1990 he was named senior executive vice president and deputy to the president and CEO of Mobay. He assumed his current position with Miles in January 1992.
 Stroucken, a native of The Netherlands, began his career in 1965 at Breuers in Germany. In 1969, he joined Miles' parent company in Germany as a product representative in its chemical division. He transferred to the United States in 1972 and worked in various management positions in inorganics. In 1981, he returned to Germany as business manager for silicones. In 1986, he came to Mobay as director of marketing for industrial chemicals. He was named vice president-Pigments, Enamels and Ceramics in 1990.
 Petinaux was born in Strasbourg, France. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Provence in France in 1972. Petinaux joined Miles' parent company in 1973 and progressed through a number of positions of increasing responsibility in polyurethanes at the company's Uerdingen plant. In 1988 he transferred to the former Mobay and was named director of manufacturing of the Agricultural Chemicals Division in Kansas City in 1989. In 1990, he became executive vice president-technology at Mobay. Following the reorganization of the company in January 1992, he was named to his current position.
 Miles is a Fortune 100, research-based company with businesses in chemicals, health care and imaging technologies. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company has major operations throughout North America, with 1991 sales of $6.2 billion.
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