The board of directors of Sika AG, headquartered in Baar, Switzerland,
has appointed William E. Loven to head Sika North America as regional
manager and Sika Corp. USA as president and chief executive officer.
In this position, Loven will also serve as a member of group management
of Sika AG, Switzerland.
Since joining the industry division of Sika as senior vice president
in 2000, Loven has reorganized the division and grown the business
considerably. According to a company news release, he has been
instrumental in bringing new technologies into the company's product
Enrico Tissi, who has held these positions for the last eight
years, has elected to step down. He will continue to serve Sika
as vice chairman of the board of directors of the U.S. subsidiary.