Ceramic Industry

BYK-Gardner Announces Personnel Appointments

March 31, 2010

BYK-Gardner USA recently announced the promotion of Richard Scott to director of Key Accounts for North America. In addition, the company has hired Carol Traister as regional sales manager for the Ohio Valley area and Blake Burich as regional sales manager for the eastern Great Lakes area.

Since 2005, Scott has served as a regional sales manager for BYK-Gardner USA, covering the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky territory. He has over 20 years of experience in the paint and plastic markets, with expertise in color and appearance instrumentation. In a continued effort to strengthen customer relationships in the automotive and paint industries, he will be closely cooperating with global business managers, Gabi Kigle-Boeckler and Klaus Wiesner of BYK-Gardner GmbH.

Traister will be responsible for the Ohio Valley territory, which will consist of Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and southern Ohio. She began her career at Flint Ink as a chemist for two years and moved on to Porter Paints as group leader of Product Development. After nine years at Porter, she spent the last 15 years as a sale representative for dar-Tech.

Burich will cover the eastern Great Lakes region (northern Ohio and central/eastern Michigan). He had been employed by NB Coatings since 1990 in several positions, including technical service representative, sales, account management, and director of Commercial Development.

For more information, call (800) 343-7721 or (301) 483-6500, fax (800) 394-8215 or (301) 483-6555, e-mail info.BYK.Gardner.USA@altana.com, or visit www.byk.com/instruments.