Irvine and Steven Set to Take on Roles of CEO and President

   

Bryn Irvine (left) and Bradley Steven (right)

Cleveland, OH – Effective March 27, 2017 – We are proud to announce that we have named C. Bradley Steven as President of Palmer Holland. Bryn Irvine will assume a new role as Chief Executive Officer.


C. Bradley Steven brings many years of experience leading and managing companies as President and Vice President. Most recently, he was the President of Willoughby Supply, a distributor of exterior building materials. Previously, he worked for Avery Dennison as Vice President and General Manager. Steven also serves on the board of a Cleveland-area manufacturing company.


Steven’s main responsibility will be support of the Executive Management Team on the day-to-day operations of the business. Additionally, Steven will complement Irvine’s skills and qualities, making them a formidable team as they work to advance the company’s growth plan.


“I am excited and honored to take on this role and look forward to partnering with Bryn and our Executive Management Team to deliver on our growth goals and expand upon Palmer Holland’s history of excellence in service to our principal and customer partners,” says Steven.


Bryn Irvine will move into the new role of Palmer Holland’s CEO. His primary focus will be on leveraging his global relationships in support of the company’s expansion strategies. In addition, he will be heavily involved in Palmer Holland’s strategic planning and execution as it continues to drive growth as a national specialty chemical distributor and maintain its employee ownership model.


“Brad’s leadership experience coupled with his strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results make him the right person to help execute Palmer Holland’s strategic priorities and drive sustainable growth allowing the Executive Team to maintain its focus on its core competencies,” says Irvine.


For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland website at www.palmerholland.com.

 

About Palmer Holland
Established as Palmer Supplies Company in 1925, today Palmer Holland is a leading, national specialty chemical distributor that represents many of the most recognized manufacturers from around the world. Palmer Holland’s customers and supplier partners are rooted in the areas of CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) and lubricant industrial sectors.

Toyal Expands Distribution Territory With Palmer Holland

We are excited to announce that Palmer Holland has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Toyal America in the northeast region! 


This new territory includes the following states: Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont, and Virginia.


Toyal America produces a wide range of aluminum pigments and aluminum paste for the coatings and plastics markets including:

  • Non-leafing aluminum pigments
  • Waterborne-treated aluminum pigments
  • Special effect pigments (colored aluminum, glass flakes, chromashine interference aluminum pigments)
  • PCF (Polymer Coated Flake) - Features a fully cross-linked acrylic resin shell around each flake. Designed for the powder coating industry
  • Conventional aluminum powders and spherical aluminum powders
  • Aluminum nitride


We look forward to continuing our success in the northeast and expanding on our long-standing relationship with Toyal America!


For more information, visit www.toyala.com

Student To Represent Greater Cleveland At State Chemistry Competition

 

Cleveland, OH – March 4, 2017 — A seventh-grader from Cleveland has won a county-wide chemistry competition and will move on to compete at the state level. Alex Masgras from Menlo Park Academy bested a field of 28 fifth- to eighth-grade students to become the Greater Cleveland You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion. Local students came together in Cleveland to compete for the top prize. Alex Masgras will represent the greater Cleveland area at the state-level competition.


Developed by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF), the Challenge is an exciting question-and-answer competition that motivates fifth- to eighth-grade students to sharpen their knowledge of chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. Students compete for prizes at the local and state levels and the ultimate prize of a trip to Washington, D.C. to vie for college scholarships. The Challenge program relies on partnerships between community members, including industry, schools, universities and community organizations, that seek to foster student engagement with science.


The 2017 Greater Cleveland Challenge was held at the Great Lakes Science Center and was sponsored by Palmer Holland, Inc. in North Olmsted, OH for the fifth year. After correctly answering dozens of chemistry and general science questions over multiple rounds of competition, Alex Masgras was declared the Challenge Champion. He will advance to the Ohio State Challenge in Toledo on April 29, 2017. The following top-placing students have also earned a chance to compete at the state level: Thomas Banko and Galvin Morgan. Each of the top finalists was awarded gift certificates to the Great Lakes Science Center.


“Congratulations to all of the participants in the State Challenge and especially to the Champion who is advancing to the next round of the You Be The Chemist® Challenge competition!” stated Eric R. Byer, secretary and acting executive director of CEF. “The Challenge requires focused dedication studying chemistry concepts. The students’ hard work and science acumen was evident today. We are so impressed with the wealth of science knowledge participants displayed. We hope the flame of curiosity now burns bright inside each contestant to continue discovering the broad world of chemistry and science. From the air we breathe to the food we eat, chemistry touches our lives in infinite ways every day. Participation in events like CEF’s Challenge inspires future leaders to become part of the exciting, innovative science industry. I wish this year’s Champion good luck at the National Challenge in Washington, D.C. this June.”


The winner of the state competition will receive an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Challenge, held on June 19. At the national level, state winners from across the country will vie for the title of Challenge Champion and a total of $18,500 in college scholarships.


For more information about the You Be The Chemist Challenge® competition, please visit CEF’s website at www.chemed.org.


About the Chemical Educational Foundation®
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) works closely with industry to enhance science education opportunities for our youth. CEF founded the You Be The Chemist Challenge® in 2004.

Announcing Our New VP of Marketing and Southern Regional Sales Manager

     

Palmer Holland is pleased to announce that it has named Russ Bachman as Vice President of Marketing and Gus Munoz as Southern Region Sales Manager.


Russ Bachman brings more than 30 years of experience in the chemical industry to his new role. He has been with Palmer Holland since 1999 as an Account Manager and a Regional Sales Manager for the Central Region and the Southeast Region. Prior to Palmer Holland, Bachman was involved in chemical manufacturing for 21 years and was awarded the State of Ohio Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Science Environmental Clean-Up Honor in 1995. He is also a former president of the Cleveland Coatings Society.


Bachman’s key responsibilities will include defining and implementing sales tactics that accomplish and enhance Palmer Holland’s principal partners’ strategies. He will be heavily involved in the planning and executing of expansion strategies that directly influence Palmer Holland’s growth plan, which combats recent market consolidation within the manufacturing and distributor base. In Bachman’s new role, he will add an unrivaled depth of talent and resourcefulness that will help Palmer Holland continue to leverage its flexibility in order to find opportunities in the marketplace.


Gus Munoz joined Palmer Holland in 2013 as the Southwest Region Sales Manager and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Through an upcoming realignment, he will become the Regional Sales Manager for the entire Southern Region which will include what is currently the Southeast, Southwest, and West Coast territories. His professional affiliations include all regional paint & coatings associations in Dallas, Houston, and Oklahoma, the Thermoset Resin & Formulators Association and the LIFT Institute of Food Technologies.


Munoz will be focused on building upon Palmer Holland’s successes in the Southwest and West Coast territories, expanding on new product lines, identifying new business potential, and continuing to be a great resource for new and transplanted sellers.


Palmer Holland is very excited to transition Bachman and Munoz into their new roles. They each have the industry expertise, energy, and exceptional leadership skills that will undoubtedly continue to fuel Palmer Holland’s growth.


For more information, please email info@palmerholland.com or visit the Palmer Holland website at www.palmerholland.com.