Volume 10, Issue 2 - February 2009

Ones to Watch 

Adhesives Research Announces New Hires

Adhesives Research Inc. has hired Bill Schultz as vice president of operations and Don Herr as research and development group leader for the electronics and engineered tapes business groups.

Schultz has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing, including 12 years with a focus on lean initiatives. In his new role, he is responsible for the manufacturing operations for the medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineered tapes and splicing divisions of Adhesives Research. 

In his new role, Herr will manage the research and development of new adhesive products and technologies for electronics and engineered tapes applications. He oversees a group of six chemists. Herr previously worked for National Starch and Chemical in the companyís Applied Research Group, focusing on the synthesis, study, and scale-up of UV and thermally curable materials for use as electronics adhesives, moisture barrier flat panel display sealant, and pressure-sensitive adhesives.

Contact Industries Adds Two Sales Managers 

Contact Industries recently hired Greg Wiltjer and Ernie Glanville as North American sales managers to round out its sales team.

Wiltjer has twelve years of sales experience and has worked for a variety of industry companies, including LBL Windows, Starline Windows Inc. and, most recently, Milgard Manufacturing. Glanville brings 30 years of wood industry sales experience to Contact. His background includes wholesale distribution and sawmill experience, and he has worked for companies such as Boise Cascade, Bohemia & Pope, and Talbot. 

Wiltjer and Glanville will work with Contactís existing sales managers to expand the companyís presence in architectural, OEM and distribution markets.


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