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Kenny Messer Appointed President of Sartomer Americas

Press release date: July 15, 2014

EXTON, Pa.– Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, today announces that Kenny Messer has joined the company as regional group president of Sartomer Americas. In this new role, Messer will oversee operations in North and South America to deliver the focused innovation, clear strategic thinking, and industry-leading performance customers have come to expect from Sartomer to help them solve their toughest formulation challenges. He will report directly to Doug Sharp, global group president of Sartomer.

Messer comes to Sartomer from a career at Milliken Chemical in Spartanburg, S.C., that spanned more than 25 years. At Milliken, Messer started as a production manager and then held progressively more senior business positions until finally being named vice president of specialty chemical and packaging in January 2014. Along the way, Messer earned many business excellence awards for personal achievement and for group operations under his direction.

“Throughout almost three decades of service to the specialty chemical industry, Kenny has shown a passion for innovation and customer support along with a talent to get things done,” says Sharp. “That is exactly the kind of enthusiastic leadership we need to fulfill our brand promise to continually advance the field of acrylate and methacrylate chemistry.”

Messer holds a B.S. in chemistry from Western Carolina University and studied business in the Advanced Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. He is very active in the community, holding many leadership positions at Western Carolina University (current Board of Trustees member, past president of the Athletic Board of Directors and the National Alumni Association Board of Directors).

Sartomer is the premier global supplier of specialty chemicals for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB), peroxide and two-part epoxy/amine systems. For more than 55 years, Sartomer has been working with formulators to pioneer the development of advanced technologies, introducing hundreds of products that deliver the innovations they need to enhance performance in coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, advanced materials and other demanding applications. With global headquarters in Exton, Pa., Sartomer is a business unit within Arkema Group (annual revenue of $8.1 billion). For more information, visit

Press Relations:
Jim Zawicki
Tel.: 610.594.7360

Scott Clark
Tel.: 610.269.2100 x225

Sartomer Company, 502 Thomas Jones Way, Exton, Pa 19341 United States


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