The D.B. Becker Co., Inc., Clinton, NJ, announced the hiring of Tom Papasso as Northeast technical sales manager. Mr. Papasso received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. He has 18 years of industry experience, the majority of that in the coatings market. Early in his career, he was involved in the development of various hard surface cleaners and fabric care products.
Prior to joining D.B. Becker, Mr. Papasso worked for Orion Engineered Carbons, a spin-off of Evonik Degussa Corporation, and held the position of technical market manager, where he provided technical and sales support for coatings, inks, plastics and other carbon black applications. At Evonik, Mr. Papasso worked for the Inorganic Materials group, supporting their matting agent, fumed silica and carbon black business.
His coatings career began with Sherwin Williams in 1998, where his work included the development of solvent- and water-based clear wood finishes and wood stains. Previous experience also included product development for Reckitt Benckiser, Church & Dwight and Rhodia.