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Sonneborn Announces Appointment of Jarrod Kaltenbach as Commercial Vice President, North America

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Sonneborn Announces Appointment of Jarrod Kaltenbach as Commercial Vice President, North America

Parsippany, NJ – January 5, 2017 Sonneborn LLC, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of high quality specialty hydrocarbons, announces the appointment of Jarrod Kaltenbach as Commercial VP, North America effective December 1, 2016.

“I am confident that Jarrod will help us build on our forward momentum and lead the team toward further growth”, said Jon Giberson, Vice President and General Manager – Americas. 

Jarrod will replace Jon A. Giberson, who was promoted to Vice President & General Manager, America’s this past July.  Jarrod will be responsible for the North American Commercial team comprised of Sales, Marketing and Product Line Management.  

“I am excited to join a leader in the specialty chemical market with a broad product range selling into diverse markets.  I look forward to working with our highly skilled team to continue strengthening our relationships with our customers and drive value for both”, said Jarrod of his new role leading the commercial business.

Jarrod is a commercial executive with over 20 years of experience with well-known chemical industry players.  Most recently, Jarrod was the North American Business Director for Lubrizol’s Personal and Home Care business where he led sales, marketing, and technical service.  Previously, Jarrod was the Service Improvement Leader and Global Business Manager for Emulsion Polymers at the Stepan Company.  He also previously served as Senior Marketing Manager for NAFTA Care Sulfates and Alcohols at BASF having started at the company as a Product Manager.  He began his career with PPG as a Quality Control Chemist and later with WITCO as a Technical Service Representative.

Jarrod earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The Ohio State University. 

About Sonneborn

For more than 100 years, Sonneborn has been setting industry standards the world over for the finest possible high purity specialty hydrocarbons in Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Baking & Food, Agriculture, HI&I, Polymers and many other applications.  With manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Sonneborn is the world’s only high purity specialty hydrocarbon producer that offers this global reach of expertise and depth of experience. Sonneborn LLC is managed by OEP Capital Advisors, LP.

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