Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA) recently announced the expansion of its RTV (room-temperature vulcanizing) sales team. New to the group are Tim McCarty, regional sales manager-RTV and TIM (thermal interface material), and Rachel Toth, inside sales representative-RTV and TIM. SESA reports that these additions will allow it to penetrate deeper into traditional and expanding silicone RTV and TIM industries, with the key objective of promoting the benefits of both silicone material product offerings across multiple markets.

McCarty will focus on new opportunities in the automotive, electronics, and assembly markets. With a heavy focus on the automotive sector, he will be based out of Detroit to cultivate new and existing Tier-One and direct OEM supplier accounts in North America. A graduate of Central Michigan University, his professional history includes posts at Wacker Chemical Corp. as a sales manager and Nexeo as a technical sales representative. Most recently, he worked as a senior account manager at Lord Corp.

Based in-house at SESA’s Akron, Ohio, headquarters, Toth will focus on cultivating new and existing prospects for the RTV business. Her territory is unlimited in the U.S. for these accounts, and customer service will be a focus of her in-house strategy via interfacing with customers through phone, email, and social media platforms. She is a graduate of the University of Mount Union with bachelor’s degrees in German and international business and economics.

“Shin-Etsu Silicone’s high-performance RTV and TIM silicone products can meet a wide variety of needs—offering outstanding high and low-temperature resistance, weather resistance, and electrical properties,” said Eric Bishop, SESA’s North America marketing manager. “The addition of Tim and Rachel’s diverse expertise to the team, will allow us to aggressively promote our complete thermal line in growth market segments including electronics, automotive, LEDs, moldmaking, etc.”

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