Acme-Hardesty recently announced it has hired three new U.S. regional sales managers.

Brad Merz is the new regional sales manager for the Midwest region, covering Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Merz has 15 years of experience as an area sales manager, working for Chemical Associates, Interstate Chemical Co., MPW Industrial Services and Ashland Distribution.

Tom Koutsos is now the regional sales manager for the Midwest region, based in Chicago. Koutsos came to Acme-Hardesty with over six years of chemical sales experience at Brenntag Great Lakes

Ron Barker is the new regional sales manager for the Western region, based in Redondo Beach, Calif. Barker has nearly 20 years of sales experience in the personal care, nutrition and functional food products industries.

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