Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Rohm and Haas Co. has appointed Barry Snyder global director of research in its Adhesives and Sealants business. Snyder replaces Robert Gleim, who recently retired after a "distinguished" 27 year career with the company, according to a Rohm and Haas statement. Rohm and Haas' Adhesives and Sealants business supplies formulated adhesives, coatings and polymers for adhesives and sealants. The unit serves the packaging, converting, transport, construction, and pressure-sensitive adhesives industries.Snyder (pictured) will be based at Rohm and Haas' Spring House, Pennsylvania research facility.Jonathan Hastings, meanwhile, has been made European general manager for Adhesives and Sealants. From a base in Paris, he will be responsible for sales, marketing, technical service, manufacturing and supply chain functions for the adhesives and sealants business in Europe."