Akzo Nobel said it named Carl Stone as Southern regional sales manager for Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings.
The region includes the U.S. Southern states, Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.
The company said Stone is an engineering graduate of Old Dominion University and has an MBA from Webster University. He is a retired Navy commander with more than 30 years of service.
Stone held managerial sales positions with Fortune 500 companies before joining AkzoNobel.