Emerald Specialties Group recently announced it has appointed Tommy Ackerman as senior sales representative for FOAM BLAST® defoamers, Masil® silicones and Hilton Davis® pigment dispersions, in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In this role, Ackerman reportedly will be responsible for garnering new sales and developing and maintaining customer relationships. 

Ackerman has more than 30 years of experience in specialty materials, with a special focus on coatings. Prior to joining Emerald, Ackerman served as strategic accounts region manager at IFS Coatings.

“Tommy has a comprehensive understanding of the coatings market, including the technologies, trends and drivers that contribute to its growth,” said James Davis, commercial vice president. “He also has experience with a variety of pertinent industrial end uses, such as adhesives, graphic arts and construction, which gives him the insight to anticipate many formulators’ needs as they evolve. This background makes him an asset to our strategic growth.”

For more information, visit www.specialties.emeraldmaterials.com