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Obituary: Hermenegildo “Gil” Benavidez Mislang

by Linda Wang
April 24, 2021 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 99, Issue 15


Photo of Hermenegildo Benavidez Mislang.
Credit: Courtesy of the family of Hermenegildo Benavidez Mislang
Hermenegildo Benavidez Mislang

Hermenegildo “Gil” Benavidez Mislang, 67, died Feb. 23 in Las Vegas.

“Gil was employed by Dunn-Edwards Paint, where he served in several capacities—as a lab technician, quality-control chemist, R&D chemist, and director of research and new product development. In 1991, he completed the executive program in management at the University of California, Los Angeles’s John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management. Gil joined the ACS Southern California Section and served as chair in 2004 and 2005. Over the course of his career, Gil had opportunities to travel, including to Germany, Canada, Mexico, China, and Thailand. He often looked forward to attending the annual Paint and Coatings Symposium, meeting colleagues in the industry, and visiting his favorite places to eat, such as Commander’s Palace and Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans.”—Family of Hermenegildo Benavidez Mislang

Most recent title: Director of research and new product development, Dunn-Edwards Paint

Education: BS, chemistry, Far Eastern University, 1966

Survivors: Wife, Violeta; Sons, Christopher and Jan-Michael; three grandchildren

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