Ferro Names CEO Kirsch As New Chairman

He also serves as company's President.

Ferro Corp. Friday said it has elected James F. Kirsch, the compsny's President and Chief Executive Officer, as its Chairman.

Kirsch had been President and CEO since December 2005, and joined Ferro in 2004 as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Before coming to Ferro, Kirsch served as President of Premix Inc. and Quantum Composites, Inc. From 2000 through 2002, he served as President and Director of Ballard Generation Systems and Vice President for Ballard Power Systems in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Kirsch also spent 19 years at Dow Chemical, where he served in a variety of roles.

Ferro is a global supplier of technology-based performance materials for manufacturers.