Kuraray Co. Ltd. hired Ron W. Hull as marketing manager for the Trosifol PVB division of Kuraray America. Hull will replace Valerie Block, who is retiring.

Ron Hull
Ron Hull

Hull is based in Southwest Florida and will be responsible for marketing in both North and South America of Trosifol PVB and ionoplast interlayers for laminated architectural glass. For the past four years, he was the North American sales director for Axalta Industrial Coatings. Prior to Axalta, he was the global business manager for DuPont’s advanced interlayers business. He has 12 years of experience in the architectural market and is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee.

Block is retiring after 40 years in the industry. Currently with the Trosifol PVB division of Kuraray America, Block was formerly with DuPont’s glass laminating solutions business. Before that, she served as the technical director of the Primary Glass Manufacturers Council. Over the years, she has chaired many technical and industry committees and served on the board of the Glass Association of North America.