Sartomer Americas has named Chris Halvorsen and Bruce Bradley senior account managers with sales responsibility for customers in the Midwest territory. Halvorsen brings to Sartomer more than 15 years of management experience and knowledge of the graphic arts market. Halvorsen will support customers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Halvorsen most recently worked as global marketing manager at Lawter Inc., where he managed sales, marketing and product portfolios for the coatings, adhesives and ink resins businesses. Prior to that, Halvorsen held key positions in marketing, technical sales and product development at Lubrizol Corp. and at AkzoNobel. Notably, he managed several product lines, including ink vehicles, waxes and pigment dispersants while product manager at Lubrizol. Halvorsen studied business at DePaul University in Chicago.
Bradley will support customers in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee and contribute to their success with his extensive experience in the coatings market. Bradley comes to Sartomer from Precoat Metals, where he served as market development manager in the U.S. and Mexico. He previously held key positions with Sherwin-Williams, Becker Specialty Coatings Co. and Resinkem Ltd. Bradley holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and marketing from Natal Technikon in South Africa.
Both report directly to Christian Petrangeli, Sartomer’s Americas sales manager. “Adding Chris and Bruce to our team will improve our ability to provide customers with the solutions to meet their specific needs,” said Petrangeli.