Solutia Builds Specialty Additives Team to Support Sales Growth in North America
ST. LOUIS – December 11, 2007 --- Solutia Inc. (OTCBB: SOLUQ) announced today that its Specialty Additives business has hired Thomas Bennett as its new Technical Sales Manager, North America and Milind Heble as its Applications and Technical Service Manager, Americas. Both front line roles have been added to support increased market demand for Solusolv™ 2075, a low odor, ultra low VOC coalescing aid and Solutia’s polyvinyl butyral based portfolio of Butvar® aqueous dispersions and resins.
“We are excited to have Tom and Milind on board as a part of the Specialty Additives business, said Wing Kwang, business director. “I am confident their experience and expertise will be great additions to our business and more importantly, a great support to our customers.”
For more information on this new additions to Solutia’s global Specialty Additives Team, please read below.
Thomas R. Bennett, Technical Sales Manager Solutia Specialty Additives, North America
Bennett has over thirty years of technical and commercial experience in the sales, marketing and distribution management of raw materials and specialty additives. With The Cary Company (Chicago) since 1992, Bennett has held a number of channel sales responsibilities bringing him into frequent contact with many of Solutia’s existing customers. Previous experience include technical sales and management positions within Harrisons and Crosfield PLC in the U.S. and Canada. In his new position, Bennett will manage Specialty Additive sales thru Solutia’s distributor network and direct customers in the U.S. and Canada.
Milind Heble, Applications and Technical Service Manager Solutia Specialty Additives, Americas
Heble has more than 17 years experience in technical services, applications, new product development and coatings research. Most recently he worked with DSM NeoResins as a Senior Applications Specialist and Architectural Segment Manager. Heble also has worked with Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Millennium Inorganic Chemicals and Sherwin-Williams Co. In this newly created position, Heble will focus on new applications development for Butvar® Dispersions and Solusolv™ 2075 while also providing front line technical support to sales and direct customers.
For technical information and support on all Solutia Specialty Additive products please visit our website: http://www.butvar.com.