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Sartomer Names Jim Horgan Vice President of Technology

Published on 2005-01-17. Author : SpecialChem

EXTON, Pa. -- Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company announces the promotion of Jim Horgan to vice president of technology, effective January 1, 2005. As VP of technology, Horgan will be responsible for Sartomer's Technology Group, including product and process development, applications, and technical service groups. He will report directly to Sartomer president Nick Trainer.

Horgan joined the company in 1986 as manager of Sartomer's West Chester, Pa. pilot plant. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility, including manager of process engineering and manager of process and product development. In these positions, Horgan directed process engineering, established a Process Safety Management Program, and led new product development initiatives. He directed the company's development and commercialization of new products through a dynamic growth period that spanned the last ten years.

Prior to joining Sartomer, Horgan worked at DuPont (Wilmington, Del.) and Oxirane Corporation (Newtown Square, Pa.), later purchased by ARCO Chemical. At Oxirane/ARCO, he developed propylene oxide and olefin products and later worked on Poly bd® resins, SMA® resins, and drag-reducing agents. Horgan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware (Newark, Del.) in 1981.

"Horgan brings fresh ideas and vast experience to this important position," said Trainer. "Besides the right credentials, he also has the drive and vision to ensure that Sartomer stays at the forefront of technology." Horgan replaces Dr. Gary Ceska, who is retiring after serving for 24 years as Sartomer's vice president of technology. Ceska will continue at the company as a technical advisor.

Sartomer Company, part of TOTAL's Chemicals branch, is a U.S.-based manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Sartomer provides a variety of specialty chemicals designed to enhance processing and performance characteristics in coatings, inks, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, composites, and other demanding applications. The company's product offering includes more than 620 monomers and oligomers; an extensive line of photoinitiators; Poly bd®, Ricon®, Krasol®, and SMA® specialty resins; Norsolene® hydrocarbon resins; and other specialty chemicals.

Source: Sartomer

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