Hiring Ken is essential to support our continued growth, and give focus and attention to our many new custom applications. His technical background and over 25 years building customer relationships will be tremendous assets to the Bixby team.
(PRWEB) April 28, 2015
Bixby International, a custom thermoplastic sheet extruder and laminator offering one of the broadest polymer and substrate selections in the industry, has recently appointed Ken Hughes Account Manager.
As a Senior Sales and Business Development Executive, Hughes comes to Bixby with a 25-plus year track record of developing innovative relationships with strategic customers, and a vast knowledge of engineering and commodity plastics. Over the years, he has held important sales and management posts at a number of leading organizations in the plastics and chemical industries. Hughes is proud of the key role he played in helping them maintain and create significant new business income as well the relationships he has built.
Hughes comes to Bixby from Lubrizol Corporation, where he was an Account Manager for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU). Prior to that, he held a similar role at Merquinsa North America, which was acquired by Lubrizol in 2011, where he handled both direct sales, distribution and business development duties. Previous to that, Hughes was Regional Distribution Sales Leader at industry giant, Dow Chemical Company, leading the Northeast region sales team for Performance Chemicals and Intermediates. At an earlier position at Dow, he was Senior Account Manager, responsible for sales management and growth of distribution partners for engineering thermoplastics.
Before joining Dow, Hughes spent five years at BASF Corporation, as Senior Business Development Representative. During his time at BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, he managed the Northeast region for engineering and commodity plastics with a primary focus on automotive, fibers, film and sheet and personal care. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
Dennis Lauzon, Bixby International Vice President of Sales, explains why Hughes is such an important addition to the group: “Hiring Ken is essential to support our continued growth, and give focus and attention to our many new custom applications. His technical background and over 25 years building customer relationships will be tremendous assets to the Bixby team.”
ABOUT BIXBY INTERNATIONAL
Bixby International Corporation is a custom thermoplastic sheet extruder and laminator offering one of the broadest polymer material and substrate selections in the industry. Now in its second century of manufacturing in the USA, the company specializes in delivering practical solutions for the most challenging mono- and multi-layer plastic sheet applications in the world. Bixby leverages their core competencies of material, process, and application expertise to meet the most demanding design, engineering and manufacturing challenges of their customers in markets ranging from agriculture to energy and mining to medical devices. Call today at 978-462-4100 and see how we can work together on your next project.