Wilkins has more than 24 years of experience in coatings for the decorative, industrial and wood finish markets. He joins Cornelius from Scott Bader where he was an R&D chemist.
Herrod, a recent graduate with a BSc in natural sciences, has joined Cornelius from Herts Insurance, where she was senior customer service advisor.
Both, said the company, will focus on broadening the customer base for Cornelius raw materials in markets including paints & coatings, plastics & rubber, construction chemicals and performance materials.
Cornelius Group also manufactures and distributes branded and own-brand raw materials, ingredients and chemicals for the health & nutrition, personal care and industrial markets.