Ultra Additives, Paterson, NJ, has expanded its international team. Curtis Downs, vice president, international business, is heading the team. Mr. Downs has been with Ultra for eight years, the first six as international sales manager for Europe, and he has now taken on responsibility for global international sales.
“The addition of Ultra Additives by Munzing Chemie, GmbH has provided new challenges and opportunities,” said Mr. Downs. “The combined strength of the Ultra/Munzing partnership provides us the opportunity to be a major player in the specialty additives business.”
Mr. Downs is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served five years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and was with Exxon for 12 years in various engineering, sales and marketing management positions.
Sergio Gonzalez-Parga, Latin America sales manager, will handle responsibilities that include direct sales along with management of the distribution and representative network. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and has been with Ultra for three years.