Ben Mitchell '79 Appointed to Urbana University Board of Trustees


URBANA, Ohio (February 13, 2012)-Ben (Benny) Mitchell ‘79, sales marketing manager for Extrusion Coatings at AkzoNobel, was appointed to the Urbana University Board of Trustees. The board of trustees is composed of alumni, Swedenborgian Church representatives,corporate, and community leaders. 

Mitchell states, “I am excited about the opportunity to become more involved in Urbana University at this level.  I plan to take this positive experience and success in business to help current and future students reach their potential and obtain their goals.”

Prior to joining AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc. as a lab technician in 1990, he worked as a fluoropolymer product manager for The Valspar Corporation. In his position as manager of Extrusion Coatings Americas, Mitchell manages the fenestration coatings business for residential and commercial building products for the American, Middle Eastern, and Asian-Pacific markets.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and is chair of the Fishing Task Group for Aluminum Materials for the American Architectural Manufactures Association.  Mitchell is also a lifetime member of the Urbana University Alumni Association.


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