The Bjørn Thorsen A/S group of companies (BTG) continues to invest heavily in strengthening its team of experienced professionals, to reinforce its ability to offer the most innovative solutions to its customers, irrespective of challenges from economic downturns. To meet these objectives requires new people, with recent newhires introduced below.
Business Sales Manager, Coatings
In the Sales organization, recently restructured around specific markets, Jonny Lönnerberg joined Bjørn Thorsen as Business Sales Manager, Coatings, on September 1, 2019. A Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with an additional degree in Business Administration, Jonny comes to the group with more than 15 years demonstrated history of leading sales of coatings, adhesives & sealants as well anti-vibration systems. His experience in dealing with large international accounts in a variety of Construction & Automotive industries with complex requirements will be greatly beneficial to BTG’s and its principals’ ambitions for increased penetration in his assigned markets.
Sales Manager, Finland & Sweden
As of November 1, 2019, Kasper Jalander will reinforce the BTG commercial team as Sales Manager from his base in Finland, yet will bring extensive skills in the management of BTG accounts and prospects over the larger Nordics territory. Kasper graduated as Master of Science, specialized in polymer and paper Technologies, as well as Organic Chemistry. He is an experienced manager of over 20 years working in the coatings, adhesives & sealants, chemicals, plastics and composites industries. He spent the last 13 years in leadership positions for the Nordics affiliate of a large European distribution company based in Germany. His proven practices representing relevant products in international sales will also serve BTG well in meeting its broad expansion goals.
Last but not least, a significant addition to BTG’s technical support as well as application technology group was made with the hiring of Karine Chomet, who joined the newly created French affiliate Bjørn Thorsen SAS, in Lyon, France as R&D Engineer on September 1. With a Master in Science degree in Polymer Chemistry, Karine spent the last 6 years working in a similar capacity, including raw material approval responsibilities, at a French PVC nitrile compounding company. Karine will also use her strong capacity for methodical analysis as increased resource to ensure a strong the company’s product safety and regulatory foundation, as well as compliance to leading industrial norms and specifications.
“We are very excited about this influx of new talents and precious relevant experience as we are entering a less favorable business environment; we firmly believe this will further position BTG as creative and dependable source of value-added solutions for a demanding, growing customer base”, said Svend Rimestad, Managing Director of Bjørn Thorsen A/S.
About the Bjørn Thorsen A/S group (BTG)
The Bjørn Thorsen group (BTG) is built around the privately-owned Bjørn Thorsen A/S distributor. Its core team focuses on sales of a wide range of products from leading chemical manufacturers to Northern European customers active in diverse end uses in Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. For more information regarding the distribution portfolio, visit www.bjorn-thorsen.com.
In recent years, BTG has increasingly acted as true solution provider, leveraging its considerable application and processing technology know-how, together with flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other locations around the world. This broader capability is reinforced by the development expertise of its affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement BTG’s offering with their own ranges of customized alloys, compounds and reactive polymers, available globally in response to individual needs. Find out more about BTG affiliates on their websites: www.ccs-nordic.com and www.ngc-nordic.com.