Barentz, a leading global distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemical solutions throughout North America, is excited to welcome Ryan Vodicka as a new account manager covering coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) customers in the Midwest.

Vodicka brings more than two decades of experience in the paint and coatings industry, formerly working in various technical and commercial roles at Aexcel Corp., including national sales manager, lab manager, technical manager, and traffic paint chemist. In addition to a proven track record of delivering sustainable revenue and growth in commercial roles, Vodicka has background of R&D experience working as a quality control chemist at State Industrial Products, developing new product formulations and following them through the product development process.

Vodicka earned an MBA from Lake Erie College, and has a Bachelor in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University.

“I’m excited to have someone of Ryan’s caliber, professionalism, and experience joining our team. I’m confident that he will have a major impact on the success of Barentz,” said Tom Papasso, vice president of sales, CASE.

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