Polygiene Group welcomes BioMaster US CEO Charlie Matthews to its team after the company’s acquisition of BioMaster US. Matthews will spearhead the business' expansion into the U.S. marketplace, particularly the hard surfaces sector. The company is also welcoming Bart Kennedy as technical sales director, who joins the company from Microban™

“We are very pleased and excited to join the Polygiene Group,” said Matthews. “Thanks to their global sales, technical, and marketing support, we are confident that our U.S. market presence will greatly expand upon the base of business that we have already established, creating a dynamic new future.”

The acquisition gives the business a presence in the United States, as well as Central and South America. The company closed the deal in November 2022, paying $120,000 for BioMaster US. The American firm has been distributing Addmaster™ products since 2008, achieving a sales turnover of over $770,000 in 2021. The company's customer base includes a global kitchen and bathroom hardware manufacturer, the largest maker of patient wristbands in the United States, a global producer of laminate and vinyl flooring, and a multinational producer of functional coatings.

“The acquisition of BioMaster US is a strategic move as we see great potential to grow our Protection business in the US market,” said Polygiene CEO Ulrika Björk. “With invaluable support from Polygiene Group, we have great potential to create faster growth in hard surfaces.”

Kennedy joins Polygiene after a period as global group director of Textiles at Microban, an international antimicrobial and odor control specialist. He has worked in the global textiles market for years, specializing in sales and marketing leadership. 

“With a real passion for our core value – sustainability – we feel that Bart is an excellent fit for Polygiene,” said Björk. “A sustainability advocate with an admirable sales track record, his passion for innovation in this field, coupled with his ability to nurture relationships with global brands, is a real boon for Polygiene.”

For more information, visit: www.polygiene.com.