Depth of coatings experience will support customers and growth
Charlotte, NC, USA—April 30, 2014—IGM Resins, Inc. has expanded its commercial team with coatings industry veteran talent to support its continuing growth. Patrick Maloney joined the Company as Vice President, North America and Andrew Chambers was promoted to Vice President, EMEA. Both report to Chief Executive Officer Edward Frindt. IGM also increased assistance to customers in North America, adding Regional Sales Managers Tony Franklin and Robert Linders.
“IGM Resins has a tradition of working closely with customers to improve their products,” said Frindt. “By adding this senior talent with so much energy curable coatings experience at both the strategic and tactical levels of our organization, we can do even more to support our customers and accelerate our mutual growth.”
Maloney is responsible for all commercial activities in North America, including supply chain, sales and technical service. In addition, he will further develop and implement IGM’s global acrylates business strategy to better serve the needs of the market. Maloney brings 25 years of coatings, adhesives, resins and emulsions experience to IGM. He was Vice President and General Manager, Flexible Packaging for Watson Standard, a specialty coatings, adhesives and custom formulated solutions supplier to the global rigid and flexible packaging industries. He began his career in R&D, and served in technical, sales, marketing and business management positions for Pratt & Lambert, Valspar, Cook Composites and Polymers, and PolyOne. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Canisius College and an MBA from Saint Bonaventure University.
Chambers is responsible for commercial activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He joined IGM in 2004 as Business Manager, Europe and has been instrumental in the company’s growth, including establishing IGM UK and IGM Inc. USA. His 36-year career in the UK, the Netherlands and South Africa includes global business, marketing and product management positions in chemicals and coatings companies such as ICI Chemicals and Polymers, Hickson International, and Lambson Group. Chambers holds a Business Degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and an Institute of Purchasing & Supply Professional Diploma from St. Helens Business Management College.
Franklin is East Coast Regional Sales Manager. His responsibilities include coordinating activities of IGM’s technical service and R&D resources to meet customers’ needs, as well as new business development. His background includes 17 years in the coatings and adhesives industry in technical, sales, distribution and business development positions for companies such as International Paper, Rohm and Haas/Dow Chemical, and UCB Chemicals/Cytec. Franklin has experience with a wide variety of resin systems and substrates involved in traditional and energy curable liquid and powder coatings for packaging, paper, flooring, automotive and industrial applications, as well as inks for litho, flexo and screen printing. He earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Hampton University.
Linders is Midwest Regional Sales Manager. He is a career professional with 35 years in the UV space. His early career included technical positions of increasing responsibility and scope, and gained him recognition for expertise in UV curable coatings for the food and beverage rigid packaging market. During the past 10 years, he served in a commercial development role at Watson Standard, where he managed regional, national and multinational accounts. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry/Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.