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Leo Walsh Appointed As New Special Materials Company Business Manager

Leo Walsh will focus on the Paint & Coating markets.

New York/NY/United States – WEBWIRE
Special Materials Company (SMC)
Special Materials Company (SMC)

Special Materials Company (SMC) has appointed Leo Walsh as new Compliance Solutions Business Manager. Mr. Walsh will be tasked with deepening SMC’s already established leading North America supplier position of the low VOC solvent parachlorobenzotrifluoride, as well as implementing commercial strategies for other key solvent products: monochlorotolune, dimethyl carbonate and propylene carbonate.

According to Kevin Huber, Special Materials Company Co-founder and Executive Vice President “Leo brings over 30 years of sales and strategic raw material sourcing experience all built as a chemist and coupled with exceptional technical aptitude. There is no doubt he will enlarge SMC’s industry reputation primarily in the paint and coatings markets”.

Prior to joining Special Materials Company (SMC), Leo Walsh was an account manager with Sensient Technology Corporation and manager of strategic materials with Henkel/Cognis Corporation.  He has also held other process and research chemist positions with Henkel and National Starch & Chemical Company.

Leo Walsh summarized why he joined Special Materials Company (SMC) by stating, “I consider myself an out of the box thinker and appreciate the opportunity to be part of an organization that encourages independent thinking, responsible action, and entrepreneurial spirit. 

About Special Materials Company
Special Materials Company is a global producer and marketer of specialty chemicals and one of the fastest growing chemical companies.  Founded in 1996, SMC has grown to become the 28th largest chemical distributor in the U. S. and the 71st largest global chemical distributor.  SMC continues to develop leading positions for many niche industrial and specialty products by expanding their manufacturing capabilities and further aligning with high quality, low cost producers from around the globe. Special Materials Company’s size and structure provide the flexibility to grow and adapt to market needs much more quickly than other companies. 


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