Karine Galla and Heidi Larsen join the Parex USA Marketing Team

June 23, 2011

Anaheim, CA – June 21, 2011 – Parex USA, Inc. the parent company of leading building material brands; Parex, LaHabra , El Rey Stucco, Teifs, and Merkrete today announced the addition of Karine Galla and Heidi Larsen to the marketing team.

Galla and Larsen will each take the on position of Product Manager, focusing on the two main elements of Parex USA’s Façade division, Stucco Solutions and EIFS respectively.

Karine, an eleven year veteran of Parex USA, has been promoted to the position of Product Manager. She previously worked as a Project Manager at the Riverside plant and most recently as the Manager of the Customer Service department. Her intimate knowledge of the products, infrastructure and customers of the company make her a valuable asset to the Marketing Department.

Heidi has extensive experience in the construction products industry. Prior to joining Parex USA, Inc., she served as the Marketing and Architectural Sales Manager for a leading supplier of cementitious floor underlayments and acoustical control products. There she became well versed in developing architectural specifications, data sheets and submittal packages. She is also very knowledgeable about the building industry and will bring a fresh new perspective to the team.

“The addition of Karine Galla and Heidi Larsen, to our marketing team provides us with a unique bank of expertise covering a broad spectrum of the building materials industry,” said Jamie Makuuchi, Director Marketing and West Coast Sales Manager. “I am confident that their impact on our marketing team will help lead to future successes.”

About Parex USA, Inc.

Parex USA, Inc. Parex USA, Inc., a California Corporation, is a subsidiary of the ParexGroup, a division of Materis, S.A., a French Corporation. The ParexGroup is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals and ready-to-use mortars for the construction industry. With over 45 manufacturing sites in 18 countries the ParexGroup employs more than 2,700 industry professionals who are the corner stone of this thriving global organization. For more information regarding Parex USA, Inc. visit www.parexusa.com.

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