Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., announces that Stephen Edwards has been named business manager with responsibility for the adhesives and sealants, electronics, personal care and advanced materials markets.
In his new role, Edwards will lead the company’s efforts to provide customers with the personalized support and high-performance chemistries they need to develop innovative, market-leading applications. Edwards will report directly to Timothy Cauffman, business director.
Edwards started his career in the chemical industry with Cray Valley in 1990, where he held roles in technical service, quality control and production. He then spent seven years with Sartomer Europe providing technical support to product development teams before advancing to a sales management position. Since 2003, Edwards has held several managerial roles with Sartomer Asia, including business manager, sales director, business director and strategy and development manager. Since January 2014, he has also spent significant time supporting several business units for Arkema China.
“Stephen brings more than 20 years of industry experience to this position paired with a ‘customer-first’ attitude that drives his focus on service and support,” says Cauffman. “He’s just the kind of proven leader we need to help our team fulfill its mission to customers and continually advance the field of acrylate and methacrylate chemistry.”