Devine Chemicals appoints new sales manager

A North East-based leading speciality chemicals distributor and manufacturer has strengthened its business development division with the appointment of a new sales manager.

Devine Chemicals, which is headquartered in Durham with warehouse facilities in Newton Aycliffe and Bradford, West Yorkshire, has taken on 26-year-old Tom Mercer to help drive sales activity across the UK and Ireland.

Tom, from Northwich in Cheshire, will be responsible for selling and promoting Devine Chemical Ltd’s products to new and existing customers, as well as developing and maintaining business partner relationships.

Prior to joining Devine Chemicals, Tom spent over three years working at pigment and chemical suppliers, Saville Whittle, as a technical sales representative – a role which he gained after leaving Hull University with a degree in Chemistry and Nanotechnology.

Devine Chemicals produces premium quality product ranges such as DeCAL Additives – a range of acrylic thickeners and dispersants. Devine Chemicals also distributes a range of carefully sourced products including pigments such as DeTOX Titanium Dioxide.

Commenting on his appointment, Tom said: “Devine Chemicals has a fantastic reputation across the industry and it’s great to be part of the team. It’s a brilliant opportunity to work on such a high-quality portfolio of products and I’m looking forward to strengthening and building relationships with both new and existing customers.”

Dan Devine, commercial director at Devine Chemicals Ltd, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Tom to our sales division. We’ve enjoyed a strong year - particularly with sales in our DeCAL Additives range -  and he is joining us at an exciting time of growth in our business.

“In the coming year, we will be looking to further develop our product range as well as strengthen our links with international suppliers and maximise opportunities in new markets. With his industry knowledge, expertise and contacts, Tom is a great addition to the team and will play an integral role in helping us to achieve further growth in 2017 and beyond.”

Devine Chemicals has been supplying the global manufacturing industry with an extensive range of high quality specialist chemicals for over 30 years, offering a trusted and personal service with full technical support and a comprehensive after-sales service that is supported by in-depth knowledge of speciality chemicals and their applications.

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