COLUMBIA, MD – BYK-Gardner has promoted Richard Scott to Director of Key Accounts for North America. Additionally, the company has hired Carol Traister as Regional Sales Manager for the Ohio Valley area and Blake Burich as Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern Great Lakes area.
Since 2005, Scott had been a Regional Sales Manager for BYK-Gardner USA covering the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky territory. He has over 20 years of experience in the paint and plastic markets, with expertise in color and appearance instrumentation. In a continued effort to strengthen customer relationships in the automotive and paint industries, Scott will be closely cooperating with Global Business Managers, Gabi Kigle-Boeckler and Klaus Wiesner of BYK-Gardner GmbH.
Traister will be responsible for the Ohio Valley territory, which will consist of Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and southern Ohio. She began her career at Flint Ink as a Chemist for two years and moved on to Porter Paints as Group Leader Product Development. After nine years at Porter, she spent the last 15 years as a Sale Representative for dar-tech.
Burich will cover the Eastern Great Lakes region (northern Ohio and central and eastern Michigan). Burich was previously employed by NB Coatings, where he held several positions including Technical Service Representative and Director Commercial Development. During his time with NB, Burich spent three years in Japan working as a Development Chemist.