Deeks and Company, Inc., a chemical and container distributor based in the southeast U.S., has hired Dennis R. James as an account executive responsible for eastern GA and SC. In his new position James brings many years of experience in the chemical trades. Deeks also hired Edward B. Grey as account executive for western GA, AL and the panhandle of FL. Grey brings 15 years of chemical sales experience to his new position. The company also promoted C. Michael Buerkle to product manager-chemicals, Charles Bridges to product manger-containers and Laurie Barfield has been named manager-new markets.