Palmer Holland Names Wades Hutchins As West Coast Account Manager


Cleveland, OH – Effective January 1, 2018– Palmer Holland is pleased to announce that it has named Wade Hutchins as a South Region Account Manager based out of Sonoma, California.

Wade brings decades of experience with him to Palmer Holland. He has been in the industry for over 38 years holding a variety of positions for California-based specialty distributor PT Hutchins Company where he was an owner and National Sales Manager. He helped it to enhance its capabilities to include lab support and expand its distribution to become a national entity.

Wade has also made a point to play an active role in local paint societies and committees in the three states he’s called home over the years—California, Oregon and Colorado.

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Palmer Holland Remembers and Celebrates Joe Hunt's Phenomenal Life

Cleveland, OH – It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we announce the passing of our Regional Sales Manager, Joe Hunt, 56, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.

We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of a wonderful colleague, an incredible friend, and a beloved member of the Palmer Holland family. Joe was a beaming example of what it meant to live the Palmer Holland culture.

Joe was a 30 year veteran of the chemical industry. He joined Palmer Holland in November 1993. His service to the industry was unselfish and unending. He was the president of the Pittsburgh Paint and Coatings Association in 1998 and was heavily involved in the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association and the Society of Tribologists and Lubricant Engineers.

Joe married his longtime friend, Cyndi, in 1994, with whom he had two sons, Jay and Brendan. He was an avid sports enthusiast who loved watching and playing most sports, but more than anything, he loved his family.

Joe will be greatly missed by everyone at Palmer Holland and by all of his friends throughout the entire chemical industry.