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Dr. Denis Abrams

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Employment History

Education

  • doctorate , chemical engineering
    University of California , Berkeley
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Benjamin Moore began to change ...
fortune.com, 30 Oct 2014 [cached]
Benjamin Moore began to change when Denis Abrams took over as CEO in 2007.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Benjamin Moore began to change ...
fortune.com, 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
www.ringsend.com, 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 ...
www.pcimag.com [cached]
Benjamin Moore & Co. announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Denis Abrams has been named president, effective March 1. Read More
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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
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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.
JPCL Europe
www.jpcleurope.com, 2 Oct 2013 [cached]
Merritt joined Benjamin Moore in June 2012, replacing Denis Abrams, who had helmed the company since 2007.
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Abrams was vice president of operations for Benjamin Moore when Berkshire Hathaway bought the company in 2000.
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Denis Abrams
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"Abrams forced them to accept exclusive contracts and, according to the dealers, squeezed money from them wherever he could and charged for marketing services without actually providing them," according to an investing site called Value Walk.
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