||Gurnee, IL — Petroferm, a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business, has been joined by Mr. Dirk Budde, Dipl.-Ing. who has become the company's Regional Sales Manager — Europe. Dirk has a Masters degree in Management and a Process Engineering degree and is highly experienced in the specialty chemical field.
Dirk's most recent role was as a Business Development Specialist with Dow Corning and was a recipient of the company's achievement awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for sales and business development excellence. He has an extensive background in working with customers and distribution partners in business development.
Dirk will be responsible for sales of AXAREL®, BIOACT®, CleanSafe™ and LENIUM® cleaning product brands in Europe, Middle East, and Africa and will be critical in growing the company's European electronics and precision markets. Dirk will be based in Dortmund, Germany.