Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., and a global manufacturer of specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has appointed Kenny Messer 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
Messer comes to Sartomer from a career at Milliken Chemical in Spartanburg, South Carolina, 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.