Michelman has announced the retirement of 30 year veteran Mr. P. Marshall Wiseman. Wiseman's career began at Michelman in 1981 when Dr. John Michelman hired him to be the very first salesman to sell the company's line of water-based specialty wax emulsions. Until that time, Michelman was involved in coatings for paper only.
Marshall proceeded to become a leading force behind Michelman's growth in North America, and was the company's first salesman in Europe, and in Asia. According to Mr. Steve Shifman, Michelman's President and CEO, "Marshall's dedication and sacrifice has been great. At one time, he relocated to China where he lived for three years while the company established a foothold in the Asia Pacific region. Marshall initiated and has nurtured many of the relationships we currently enjoy with current customers around the world, as well as with many of the Agents & Distributors around the globe who represent Michelman."
Marshall is now looking forward to spending more time with his family. He has a few grandchildren who are going to love the added attention they'll now get from "grandpa." Through his career, he has developed a love for traveling and intends to continue exploring the world.
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.