Sartomer Company promoted Jim Horgan to vice president of technology, effective Jan. 1. Mr. Horgan will be responsible for Sartomer’s technology group, including product and process development, applications and technical service groups. He will report directly to Sartomer president Nick Trainer.
Mr. Horgan joined the company in 1986 as manager of Sartomer’s West Chester, PA pilot plant. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including manager of process engineering and manager of process and product development.
In these positions, Mr. Horgan directed process engineering, established a process safety management program and led new product development initiatives. He directed the company’s development and commercialization of new products through a dynamic growth period that spanned the last 10 years.
Prior to joining Sartomer, Mr. Horgan worked at DuPont and Oxirane Corporation, later purchased by ARCO Chemical. At Oxirane/ARCO, he developed propylene oxide and olefin products and later worked on Poly bd resins, SMA resins and drag-reducing agents. Mr. Horgan earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware in 1981.
Mr. Horgan replaces Dr. Gary Ceska, who is retiring after serving for 24 years as Sartomer’s vice president of technology. Dr. Ceska will continue at the company as a technical advisor.