Electrolube Expands USA Operation


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Electrolube has appointed David Burns as new Business Development Manager for Electrolube’s North American operation, HK Wentworth USA Inc. The appointment complements Electrolube’s strategic objectives to expand further into the US market at a time of considerable growth within the company.  As Business Development Manager, David will be responsible for actively generating new customer relationships across the North Central/North Eastern area of the USA alongside Electrolube’s USA Business Manager, Randi Gates.  

David brings extensive industry experience to HK Wentworth USA Inc, based in Texas. David’s career started in the heavy plate fabrication and precision machining industries, working for several small to medium sized companies holding positions such as Plant Manager, General Manager and VP of Sales. David also ran his own company for several years and has spent the last 15 years at senior management level in the chemical and adhesives industries, working for companies such as Franklin Adhesives, Ashland Chemical, Cytec, Evonik Release coatings and HB Fuller. In his new role, David will be developing Electrolube’s North American customer base and increasing the company’s market share in the sale of Conformal Coatings, Thermal Management Solutions, Encapsulation Resins, Contact Lubricants, Cleaning solutions and Service and Maintenance Aids.

Commenting on his new appointment, David Burns said, “The position has emerged at a time of significant growth for Electrolube across all territories, and I’m delighted to be joining the company at such an exciting time. Electrolube is an ambitious global company renowned for its chemistry expertise, approachable customer-focused people and eco-friendly ethos, and I’m really looking forward to increasing their customer base in the USA. With the consistent innovation of next generation electro-chemical products that solve problems for manufacturers,  it will be interesting to connect with new and existing customers to show them how time-saving, cost-effective and reliable that Electrolube solutions can be.”

Commenting on David’s appointment, Ron Jakeman, Electrolube’s Managing Director, said, “We are delighted to have David on board and his appointment as Business Development Manager will be central to increasing our customer base in the USA. David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the US customer base, which complements our objectives extremely well as we move forwards to expand Electrolube’s brand presence and vast range of specialist electro-chemical products in North America. The US market represents a wealth of opportunities for us and we plan to fully optimize these.”

About Electrolube

Electrolube, a division of H.K. Wentworth Limited, is a leading manufacturer of specialist chemicals for electronics, automotive and industrial manufacturing.  Core product groups include conformal coatings, contact lubricants, thermal management materials, cleaning solutions, encapsulation resins and maintenance and service aids.

The extensive range of electro-chemicals at Electrolube enables the company to offer a ‘complete solution’ to leading manufacturers of electronic, industrial and domestic devices, at all levels of the production process. Through collaboration and research, the company is continually developing new and environmentally friendly products for customers around the world and their commitment to developing ‘greener’ products has been endorsed by the ISO 14001 standard for the highly efficient Environmental Management System in place at the company.

Winners of the Queen’s award for Enterprise 2016, Electrolube is represented in over 55 countries with an established network of subsidiaries and distributors. By offering genuine security of scale and a reliable supply chain, the company is able to deliver a truly tailored service.

For further information, please visit www.electrolube.com. 

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