CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH – Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has appointed Kaye Linkenhoger Sales Manager, North America, for the group’s growing line of K-FLEX® low-VOC, non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents. In this role, Linkenhoger will augment the growing sales network for K-FLEX in the North American region, executing business development strategies, developing new customers and markets, and expanding sales in key markets such as paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants and vinyl.

Linkenhoger has 20 years of experience serving in business development and technical roles for the specialty materials industry. She joins Emerald from PSL North America, where she held the position of Business Development Manager. Previously, she held positions with Chemtura and Momentive.

“Kaye is an important addition to our sales team as we continue to aggressively expand the range of applications and markets we serve in the North American region,” said Shamsi Gravel, K-FLEX Vice President. “Her background working with specialty additives, resins and polymers—including the development of new markets and products—make her an excellent candidate to plan and execute key growth strategies. She will also provide additional support for customers in the region to ensure we continue to exceed expectations for unparalleled service and expertise in the coatings, adhesives and PVC plastisol space.”