STAMFORD, CT - PT Hutchins, a KODA Distribution Group company, has hired a new VP of Sales and created a strategic technical manager position.

J. Patrick Lancaster has been hired as the new VP of Sales for the company. Lancaster joins PTH with sales management experience and industry knowledge, coming to PT Hutchins from BASF Construction Chemicals Division as a Regional Business Manager. Prior to that, Lancaster worked in the Urethanes Division at BASF as well as at Wacker Chemical Corp. in the Silicones Division.

The company has also created a new strategic position, Key Account Technical Manager, which will be headed up by Scott Shier. Doug Kercher, President of PT Hutchins, explained that Shier will focus on helping the company’s sales force grow business.