The E.W. Kaufmann Co., a member of the KODA Distribution Group, recently announced the appointment of Edmund F. (Ted) Burke as its new vice president of Sales. He will manage the entire sales team and will also act as the key contact interfacing with E.W.Kaufmann’s principals.

Burke has 38 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry. He previously worked at Callahan Chemical Co., where he had held various positions in Sales, Sales Management, Branch Management and executive positions. He was president of Callahan from 1994 until his retirement in 2013.

Coinciding with this announcement, Tom Rudeau will assume the position of Executive Account manager, reporting to Burke. Rudeau will be responsible for all of E.W. Kaufmann’s major accounts and inside sales program, and will continue to act in a liaison capacity with key principals.

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