OM Group, Inc. (OMG) recently announced that Stephen D. Dunmead has been named vice president and general manager, cobalt. The company's vice president of technology since 1998, he succeeds Todd W. Romance, who has left OMG. "Steve Dunmead is a proven leader who understands both the nuances of our cobalt business and the unique product needs of our customers," said James P. Mooney, chairman and chief executive officer. "By infusing our technology advancement efforts into our cobalt operations, we will look to accelerate our new product and new market development initiatives, as well as our strategic priority of leveraging the profitability of our core business." Prior to joining OMG, Dunmead spent nine years at The Dow Chemical Co. in a variety of research and management positions of increasing responsibility. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees in ceramic engineering from The Ohio State University, as well as a doctorate in materials sciences and engineering, with minors in thermodynamics/kinetics and applied statistics, from the University of California, Davis.
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