Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Sartomer Company has hired Hawon Kea as sales manager for Seoul-based Sartomer Korea. Kea will be responsible for managing sales on the Korean peninsula. He will report to Daniel Lim, general manager of the Asia Pacific region. "Sartomer's recent reorganization of its Asia operation created Sartomer Korea and the need for an experienced manager," says Lim. "Hawon Kea's presence, along with our newly established oligomer plant, will enable Sartomer to better serve the local market." Kea's experience includes five years as general manager of Hanway International Co. and 14 years as president of Hyupsuyng Trading Company in Seoul. Both companies are former Sartomer trading agents.