The E.W. Kaufmann Company, a member of the KODA Distribution Group, has appointed Edmund F. (Ted) Burke vice president of sales. Burke will manage the entire sales team and will also act as the key contact interfacing with E.W.Kaufmann’s principals. Burke comes to Kaufmann with 38 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry. He previously worked for Callahan Chemical Company where he had held various positions including sales, sales management, branch management and various executive positions. He served as president of Callahan from 1994 until his retirement in September of 2013. In addition to his experience at Callahan, Burke is a former regional president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, and a former member of its National Board. He also served for 6 years as a Trustee on the Chemical Education Foundation.
Tom Rudeau will assume the position of executive account manager reporting directly to Burke. Rudeau will be responsible for all of E.W.Kaufmann’s major accounts, inside sales program and will continue to act in a liaison capacity with key principals.