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MetoKote Corp. appoints new president, CEO

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Dec. 12, 2011—MetoKote Corp., a provider of automotive coating products and equipment, recently named Jeffrey Oravitz as the company’s new president and CEO.

Oravitz replaces DeWayne Pinkstaff, MetoKote Corp.’s former president and CEO, and will assume his responsibilities immediately. Oravitz will lead the implementation of MetoKote Corp.’s strategy to increase sales penetration in targeted markets, while improving the cost and quality profile of the business as a whole, the company said.

Oravitz has held key executive positions within MetoKote Corp.’s operations and sales areas since 2005. He most recently served the company as vice president of global business development. Prior to joining MetoKote Corp., Oravitz held several leadership roles with PPG Industries Inc.

"I look forward to the challenges of leading MetoKote through the next phase of growth and productivity improvements,” Oravitz said. "MetoKote is privileged to serve many of the world's premier manufacturing companies. Our industry-leading value propositions in coatings services will continue to position the company for opportunities to grow with our customers."

Lima, Ohio-based MetoKote Corp. operates 29 facilities worldwide. For more information, visit

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