Realigning sales resources and management in its Eastern Sales Division, Degussa Admixtures has created two geographic sales areas: 1) Penn Jersey, encompassing
Realigning sales resources and management in its Eastern Sales Division, Degussa Admixtures has created two geographic sales areas: 1) Penn Jersey, encompassing New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, managed by Dave Randolph, whose chemical industry management experience includes a term with the Chemical Products Division of Ametek, Inc., Wilmington, Del.; and, 2) Penn-West Area, including central and western Pennsylvania, managed by Steve Somerville, who is transferring from the company’s Technology Innovation and Sustainability Group in the Cleveland headquarters, where for the past five years he has served as product line manager of the Liquid Color program.
Also in the Degussa Eastern Sales Division, Dan Foley will serve as sales specialist for both the Penn-Jersey and Penn-West Areas, bringing 30-plus years of experience encompassing technical and market knowledge. The company’s efforts in the Eastern Division’s Manufactured Concrete Products marketplace will now be managed by Mike Allen. Two additional positions dedicated to the precast market in the East have been filled by Gerald Lapier, sales specialist responsible for coordinating precast sales efforts and support, and (direct report) Johnanthony Fiorilli, precast sales specialist for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.
Degussa also announces two new product line managers Û Robert Lesher and John Peoples Û who will contribute to the company’s Technology, Innovation and Sustainability Group by developing, implementing and supporting product line strategies and plans. In charge of products and technology in the Underground Construction market segment, Lesher will also direct marketing initiatives related to durability admixtures. Peoples will manage the Manufactured Concrete Products line and assume marketing responsibilities for the company’s core products and mid-range water reducers. Both Lesher and Peoples will work out of Cleveland headquarters, reporting to Anthony Schlagbaum, group manager for Product Line Management.
Ducon Technologies Inc., New York, N.Y., recently acquired Griffin Environmental Co., a designer and manufacturer of dust collection systems for concrete and other industrial plants. The company will be renamed Griffin Filters, providing designs for air pollution control in addition to solids processing and product recovery applications, and maintaining an array of standard and custom designed collectors. Griffin’s manufacturing capabilities will enable Ducon to address the growing need to reduce particulate matter emissions and create expanded environmental solutions for its customers, company officials note.