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Dr. Denis Abrams

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Employment History


  • doctorate , chemical engineering
    University of California , Berkeley
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emilyfarish designs, 8 June 2011 [cached]
--Denny Abrams, Owner, Abrams/Millikan Developers of Fourth Street, Berkeley
PaintPRO, 2 Oct 2004 [cached]
Benjamin Moore & Co. has named Dennis Abrams as its new president.
Abrams, who joined the company in 1995 as director of manufacturing, will continue to perform the duties of chief operating officer.
Benjamin Moore began to change ..., 17 Sept 2014 [cached]
Benjamin Moore began to change when Denis Abrams took over as CEO in 2007.
Abrams had joined Benjamin Moore 12 years before-which made him a relative neophyte by the company's standards-after Moore acquired his family's technical coatings company.
Abrams, now 65, was a departure from the company's past management. A native of South Africa with an MBA, a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, and an ambitious, impatient temperament, he brought modern management to the venerable company.
Several former Moore executives believe Abrams's strategy was sound. Valspar, they point out, sells through both independent dealers and big boxes, with success.
Abrams, who had the misfortune of taking over just before the financial crisis of 2008 crushed the sales of anything relating to houses, earned praise for running the company leanly during trying times. He began experimenting with new sales channels-only to meet resistance from Moore's dealers. In 2010, for example, the company launched an online paint store. The announcement prompted angry calls and a petition from Moore's dealers. In part because of that backlash, the company later modified the e-store so that customers order online but pick up their paints from a Moore dealer.
Abrams continued his efforts.
Abrams also struck a deal to sell a new paint line called Origins exclusively at hardware retailer Canadian Tire Supply. Abrams was edging ever closer to the big boxes and, up to that point, nobody at Berkshire had raised a protest.
Then, in the spring of 2012, Abrams took a step too far: He was nearing a deal to begin selling Moore paints at Lowe's. Buffett found out, though not from Abrams.
Good Housekeeping Adds Paint and Coatings Category to the Green Good Housekeeping Seal and Announces Benjamin Moore Natura® as First Seal-Holder in its Category - Ring's End, 1 May 2012 [cached]
"For generations, Americans have relied upon the Good Housekeeping Research Institute to fully examine and put everyday household products to the test, and ensure for the public that they deliver on their promises," said Denis Abrams, president and CEO of Benjamin Moore.
Benjamin Moore & Co. announced ... [cached]
Benjamin Moore & Co. announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Denis Abrams has been named president, effective March 1. Read More
The Anti-Defamation League's Paints, Chemicals and Wallcoverings Industries Division has presented the David H. Litter Humanitarian Award to Denis Abrams, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Benjamin Moore & Co. Read More
Benjamin Moore & Co. announced that Robert S. (Bob) Merritt was named Chief Executive Officer and President, replacing Denis Abrams, who was dismissed after leading the company for seven years.
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