Stephen Edwards Named Business Manager for Sartomer Americas

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Edwards will lead the company’s efforts to provide customers with the personalized support and high-performance chemistries they need to develop innovative, market-leading applications.

Stephen brings more than 20 years of industry experience to this position paired with a ‘customer-first’ attitude that drives his focus on service and support.

Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, announces that Stephen Edwards has been named business manager with responsibility for the adhesives & sealants, electronics, personal care, and advanced materials markets. In his new role, Edwards will lead the company’s efforts to provide customers with the personalized support and high-performance chemistries they need to develop innovative, market-leading applications. Edwards will report directly to Timothy Cauffman, business director.

Edwards started his career in the chemical industry with Cray Valley in 1990, where he held roles in technical service, quality control and production. He then spent seven years with Sartomer Europe providing technical support to product development teams before advancing to a sales management position. Since 2003, Edwards has held several managerial roles with Sartomer Asia, including business manager, sales director, business director and strategy and development manager. Since January 2014, he has also spent significant time supporting several business units for Arkema China.    

“Stephen brings more than 20 years of industry experience to this position paired with a ‘customer-first’ attitude that drives his focus on service and support,” said Cauffman. “He’s just the kind of proven leader we need to help our team fulfill its mission to customers and continually advance the field of acrylate and methacrylate chemistry.”

Edwards earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham (UK) and an MBA in senior management from Open University (UK).

Sartomer is the premier global supplier of specialty chemicals for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB), peroxide and two-part epoxy/amine systems. For more than 55 years, Sartomer has been working with formulators to pioneer the development of advanced technologies, introducing hundreds of products that deliver the innovations they need to enhance performance in coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, advanced materials and other demanding applications. With global headquarters in Exton, Pa., Sartomer is a business unit within Arkema Group (annual revenue of $8.1 billion). For more information, visit http://www.sartomer.com.

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