Acme-Hardesty Co. has appointed Jeff Kenton as its new president. Reporting to Doug Shreves, CEO of Jacob Stern and Sons Inc., Kenton reportedly will have overall responsibility for leading Acme-Hardesty’s senior leadership team to achieve sustainable, profitable growth while strengthening the company’s strategic solutions approach to its key markets and customers.

Kenton brings commercial leadership experience and industry knowledge to his new position. Prior to joining Acme-Hardesty, he was president of Brenntag Specialties Inc. He previously held global leadership positions with Ashland Specialty Ingredients and Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.

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