NAMES IN THE NEWS -- June 2006
Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC, Chicago, a leading manufacturer of weathering testing instruments and services, has hired Timothy Lederle as an authorized technical sales representative for the Northwest U.S. region. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Lederle formerly represented ESPEC Corp. as an independent sales representative.
Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company has expanded its operations in the Asia/Pacific region with the formation of the Sartomer Asia division. David Long, the company's former vice president of finance and Asia, will lead the new division as general manager. Long will be based in Hong Kong and is responsible for the division's business-development operations. Previously, the company's Asian activities were coordinated from its world headquarters in Exton, Pa.
Sartomer has also opened Sartomer Japan in Tokyo. The Japan office, led by general manager Masaru Fukuda, will report to the newly created Sartomer Asia Division in Hong Kong.
Ace Hardware Corp., Oak Brook, Ill., has named Jack Wickham to director of the Ace Paint Division for the retailer-owned hardware cooperative. Wickham, 47, will oversee all operations at the two Ace Paint manufacturing plants in Matteson and Chicago Heights, Ill., and sales of Ace Paint and related sundries to retailers.