Bjørn Thorsen A/S adds capabilities and proved experience to deal with adverse economic environment
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. 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. 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 & 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)BTG commercializes special raw materials from leading chemical manufacturers (e.g. BYK, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Cabot, Sun Chemicals, Venator, DRT and others), to customers in industries such as Automotive, Coating, Construction, Industrial, Medical, etc. In recent years, BTG has increasingly acted as true solution provider, by leveraging its considerable technical and processing know-how, as well as flexible and efficient logistics services from warehouses in several European and other global locations. This broader capability is strongly reinforced by the development expertise of two manufacturing affiliates, Customized Compound Solutions A/S (CCS) and Nordic Grafting Company A/S (NGC) that complement our BTG offering with their proprietary range of tailored alloys, compounds & specialty formulations in response to individual needs, available globally. www.bjorn-thorsen.com * www.ccs-nordic.com * www.ngc-nordic.com
Posted on 29 October 2019