Sartomer Americas Names Neron Chatham Plant Manager

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Mr. René Neron will ensure that Sartomer’s high-performance specialty chemicals are manufactured with the finest quality so formulators can continue to develop industry-leading products.

René has demonstrated superb technical knowledge and the leadership skills needed to continue driving the company forward. He’s exactly the type of person we want on the plant floor interacting with the staff and inspiring product innovation

Sartomer Americas, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has named Mr. René Neron plant manager, Chatham operations. Mr. Neron will be responsible for overseeing all operations and activities at Sartomer’s production plant in Chatham, Virginia. He will ensure that Sartomer’s high-performance specialty chemicals are manufactured with the finest quality so formulators can continue to develop industry-leading products. He reports directly to Chris Glover, global manufacturing director.

Mr. Neron comes to Sartomer with 25 years of expertise focused in manufacturing site leadership, process improvement and product development, mostly from previous roles with Celanese Corporation. There, Neron held numerous key technical and managerial positions, most notably GM of a joint venture in China, before being named operations leader at Celanese’s Narrows, VA facility.

“René has demonstrated superb technical knowledge and the leadership skills needed to continue driving the company forward,” said Glover. “He’s exactly the type of person we want on the plant floor interacting with the staff and inspiring product innovation.”

Neron earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. He holds certifications for Six Sigma Black Belt, Green Belt Trainer, Leadership Green Belt Trainer, Green Belt and Lean Leader.

Sartomer is a 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 pioneered the development of these advanced technologies, introducing hundreds of products that enhance performance in coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, advanced materials and other demanding applications. For more information, visit http://www.sartomer.com.

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in nearly 50 countries, about 19,000 employees, and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of €7.6 billion ($9.5 billion USD), and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

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