News from Siltech Corporation
At Siltech, our success is measured by our customer’s success. When they succeed, we succeed.
We cultivate only the best team members to bring success to all of our customers.
We are pleased to welcome Christian Taylor to the team! With over 20 years of experience selling specialty resins and chemicals, Christian was previously with Aceto Corporation as a Senior Account Manager.
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The Siltech team welcomes Kristie Hammontree as a Personal Care Sales Manager. Kristie has been in the chemical industry for over 12 years in sales and business development roles.
Siltech Corporation (Toronto, ON), a producer of specialty organo-modified silicones, is pleased to announce the addition of four Sales Managers to our International and US Sales Team.
Brian Allen has joined Siltech as Global Marketing and Sales Manager, Personal Care.
Brian worked at Wacker Chemical Corporation in Adrian, Michigan for over 13 years, most recently as Performance Silicones Sales Director for North and Central America. Previously at Wacker he has held the titles of Marketing Manager, Sales Manager and Technical Manager.
Brian has a MBA in Marketing from the University of Toledo.
Mike Gunther has joined Siltech as US Southeast Sales Manager, Industrial Silicones.
Mike was most recently at Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc. as International Business Manager. Previous to that he was President of Paradox Technical Consultants Inc., Program Manager at Johns-Manville and Project Scientist at GE/OSI Specialties.
Mike has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.
Daniel Aranda has joined Siltech as US South Sales Manager, Industrial Silicones.
Daniel was most recently a Global Key Account Manager at Omnova Solutions – Oil and Gas where he was 2016 Pinnacle Salesman of the Year. Previous to that he was an Account Manager at both Nexeo Solutions, LLC and Hexion Inc.
Daniel has a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Texas.
Mario Kaufer has joined Siltech as Sales Manager, Personal Care covering Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland.
Mario worked for 10 years at Dow Corning as Key Account, Distribution & Business Development Management, Electronics, Solar & Lighting.
Mario has a degree in Textile Engineering for Dyeing and Finishing from Otto Johannsen Technikum Reutlingen.
About Siltech Corporation
Siltech is an innovation driven, specialty silicone manufacturer based in Toronto, ON. Siltech has two manufacturing plants in the greater Toronto area and worldwide employs 150 highly skilled chemists, engineers and commercial personnel. Siltech develops and manufactures specialty silicones for many diverse applications and markets include personal care, polyurethane foam, inks & coatings, plastics, oil & gas, electronics and many others.
Siltech is committed to meeting our customer’s expectations of working together to solve problems and so Siltech will continue to invest in the latest technology and the best Sales Managers possible.
Your Technology – Our Chemistry.
Additional information is available at www.siltech.com.
On December 11, 2018 Anthony J. O’Lenick Jr. of Siltech Inc. was presented with the Maison G. de Navarre award at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase. The award is the Society’s highest honor and recognizes individuals for their contributions to cosmetic science.
Tony has more than 30 years of experience in the cosmetics industry and has during that time helped establish Siltech as an important supplier of novel organo-modified silicones. He is also an accomplished writer and speaker and has received numerous awards for his contributions to the personal care industry.
Siltech additionally co-sponsored the Henry Maso Keynote Award Lecture during the Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Michael McAlpine of the University of Minnesota was honored with the award for his work on 3D Printing Electronics on the Skin as selected by the COSA Committee.
Siltech congratulates all of the SCC award winners and thanks Tony for his dedicated service to both Siltech and the Cosmetics industry!
It is our pleasure to welcome Frédéric Lamande to our Siltech sales team effective March 19, 2018. Frédéric is the Sales Manager for Siltech Non-Personal Care products in France, Belgium, Monaco, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg and French Switzerland.
Frédéric has worked for Dow Corning for the past 19 years in various roles and was most recently European Business Manager – Elastomers. Prior to that he was the Global Key Account Manager, Business Development Textiles & Leather, Dow Corning.
Frédéric has a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from the Conservatoire National des Arts et des Métiers Lyon and a Master of Science in Marketing from E.S.I.G.Grenoble.
Siltech New Industry Applications: 3D Printing & Composites
In keeping with our focus on bringing silicone properties to high growth market segments, Siltech announces that we have added web pages focusing on the use of our products in both 3D printing and composites market segments.
Siltech Corporation Announces Major Plant Expansion
Siltech Corporation (Toronto, ON), a producer of specialty organo-modified silicones, is pleased to announce that it has significantly expanded its production capabilities at our Mississauga location. This includes the addition of several 20,000L high temperature reactors and brings the total annual capacity to over 40,000 tons. This expansion also includes the addition of a 17,000 sq ft warehouse and was necessary to meet the growing demand for our specialty products.
Dag Enhorning, President of Siltech said that “as we continue to expand our product portfolio and customer base in North America, Europe and Asia this additional capacity is necessary to meet our customer’s increasing demand for our products. It is important that we continue to invest back into the business to stay ahead of our growth demands.”
About Siltech Corporation
Siltech is an innovation driven, specialty silicone manufacturer based in Toronto, ON. Siltech has two manufacturing plants in the greater Toronto area and worldwide employs 140 highly skilled chemists, engineers and commercial personnel. Siltech develops and manufactures specialty silicones for many diverse applications and markets include personal care, polyurethane foam, inks&coatings, plastics, oil & gas, electronics and many others.
Your Technology – Siltech Chemistry.
Additional information is available at www.Siltech.com.
It is our pleasure to congratulate Weih Lee of Sherwin-Williams Corporation for winning the 2018 Siltech Best Innovative Paper Award presented at the Waterborne Symposium. The paper was entitled “CURE KINETICS OF EPOXY POWDER COATINGS VIA DIFFERENTIAL SCANNING CALORIMETRY: IMPLICATIONS ON PROCESSING AND FORMULATION”.
Weih’s work was chosen as the most innovative by experts selected by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi and represents a focus on innovation which we at Siltech appreciate and demonstrate in our own silicone products.
It is our pleasure to welcome four new Personal Care Sales Managers to the Siltech sales team in January 2018. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our growing team and will enable Siltech to more effectively expand our markets in both the US and Europe and to better meet the needs of our existing customers.
January 15th 2018
Effective January 15, 2018, Janelle Asumang is Regional Sales Manager, Personal Care in the US Midwest including the states of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Janelle was most recently Technical Sales Manager at Clariant Corporation, managing distribution for the Industrial and Consumer Specialties business unit. She has also worked as a Global Account Sales Manager at Kemin Personal Care and as Midwest Account Manager for Azelis.
Janelle has a Bsc. Chemistry from Purdue University.
January 11th 2018
Effective January 11, 2018, Vincent Abraham is Regional Sales Manager, Personal Care in the US Northeast including the states of New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
Vince was most recently a Sales/Market Development Manager at Perstorp. He has also worked as a Global Key Account Manager at Corbion-Purac and as North American Business Director – Silicones at Innospec Chemicals. Prior to that, he has 18 years’ experience at GE Silicones in Technical Sales, Support and Market Development.
Vincent has a Ph.D Chemistry, Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
January 8th 2018
Effective January 8, 2018, Jean-Marc Le Cras is Sales Manager, Personal Care in France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal and will also work with KosmAg, our current distributor for personal care for Italy.
Jean-Marc was most recently a Sales Manager at Amyris Inc., developing and nurturing the sales of premium emollients. He has also worked as a Sales Manager at Kuraray Europe GmbH and Seppic SA and UK (Air Liquide Group).
Jean-Marc has a D.E.A. degree in Chemistry and Physics of Polymers with Honours from the University Pierre & Marie Curie.
Also effective January 8, 2018, Richard Chappell is Sales Manager, Personal Care in the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Richard was most recently Commercial Manager EMEA at Collagen Solutions PLC. He has also worked as a Senior Sales Manager, Cosmetics Ingredients at Azelis Life Sciences UK Limited. Prior to that, he had 24 years’ experience with Dow Corning in various senior roles including European Business Development and Account Management.
Richard has a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Reading.
March 09, 2017
It is our pleasure to congratulate Donald H. Campbell and co-authors Colin B. Wade, Kevin M. Turley and Stuart K. Scott of BASF Corporation Automotive Coatings Division for winning the 2017 Siltech Best Innovative Paper Award presented at the Waterborne Symposium. The paper was entitled “THERMAL YELLOWING AND PHOTO-BLEACHING OF AUTOMOTIVE TOPCOATS”.
Don’s work was chosen as the most innovative by experts selected by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi and represents a focus on innovation which we at Siltech appreciate and demonstrate in our own silicone products.
Siltech Corporation Announces Major Plant Expansion
July 5th, 2016
Toronto, ON. (July 5th, 2016) – Siltech Corporation announces a major expansion of its Mississauga plant and warehouse. This expansion is being completed in two phases. Phase 1 includes a state of the art 1500 m2 warehouse that features the latest fire-suppression and safety features. This warehouse space was commissioned in June 2016.
Phase 2 is an expansion of the existing manufacturing plant which will house an additional five 20,000 liter stainless steel and glass lined reactors bringing the total annual capacity to over 25,000 tons. This expansion is scheduled to be completed by November of 2016.
Dag Enhorning, President of Siltech says that “with strong growth in North America, Europe and Asia this expansion is necessary to meet our customer’s continued demand for our products.”
About Siltech Corporation
Siltech is an innovation driven, specialty silicone manufacturer based in Toronto, ON. Siltech has two manufacturing plants in the greater Toronto area and employs 125 highly skilled chemists, engineers and commercial personnel. Siltech develops and manufactures specialty silicones for many diverse applications and markets such as personal care, polyurethane foam, inks & coatings, plastics, oil & gas, electronics and many others.
Your Technology – Siltech Chemistry.
Additional information is available at www.siltech.com
May 16, 2016
At NYSCC Suppliers Day in May, Siltech introduced new products in several key areas.
The first product was Silube 316. This is a PEG-free W/O and W/S emulsifier that really struck a chored with the marketplace. But, not only because the resulting products have such an exceptional feel. This single neutral, emulsifier brings excellent feel to the emulsions as well as exceptional stability.
The Silquat J2-xB-PG series of four cationic, PEG-free W/O and W/S emulsifiers was also well received. This cationic charged silicone provides a unique feel to the final formulations as well as stability.
Silquat 4016, a synergistic blend of a silicone quat and organic quat is a highly cost-effective and extremely low irritation conditioner for skin and hair formulations. The end-users we talked to especially appreciated the combination of coat-effectiveness, safety and performance.
SilPlex J2-S-PG is a different approach to a highly effective and safe conditioning agent. The end-users liked that this charge complex is very compatible in anionic formulations.
Finally, the Silmer G-162 series of various Vinyl Dimethicone Cross Polymers give that exceptionally soft feel to skin care formulations that only ultrahigh molecular weight silicones can provide.
April 7, 2016
It is our pleasure to announce that Markus Tuerk has joined Siltech Corporation as of April 1st, 2016 as a Regional Sales Manager focusing on Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Poland.
In this role, Markus will be responsible for prospecting, selling, and developing the market in industrial applications in these countries. For this work his background experience in Inks & Coatings, Leather, Textiles and Release applications will be a great asset.
Markus has worked within the Specialty Chemical Industry for over 12 years in a variety of commercial roles at Dow Corning and CHT. His expertise in Silicone based products include additives, release agents, aminopolymers, hydrophobizing agents etc.
Markus holds a degree of the University of Applied Science Reutlingen, Germany in Textile Chemistry.
Markus resides in Stuttgart, Germany.
February 8, 2016
It is our pleasure to congratulate Dr. Luz Marina Calle of the Nasa Kennedy Space Center for winning the 2016 Siltech Innovative Paper Award presented at the Waterborne Symposium. Dr. Luz’ paper entitled Environmentally Friendly Coatings Technology for Autonomous Corrosion Control was chosen as the most innovative by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi and represents a focus on innovation which we at Siltech appreciate and demonstrate in our own silicone products.
March 31, 2015
It is our pleasure to congratulate Kristen Blankenship of AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc. for winning the 2015 Siltech Innovative Award presented at the Waterborne Symposium for her paper entitled “Foundation Techniques using Resins in Waterborne and High Solids Coatings”. Kristen’s paper was chosen as the most innovative by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi and represents a focus on innovation which we at Siltech appreciate and demonstrate in our own silicone products.
December 9, 2014
It is our pleasure to announce that Craig Hughes has joined Siltech Corporation as of December 10th, 2014 as a Regional Sales Manager focusing on the Southeast, including the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi.
In this role, Craig will be resposible for prospecting, selling, and developing the market in various applications, including Inks & Coatings, Pulp and Paper, Automotive, Construction and other industries.
Craig has worked within the Specialty Chemical Industry for over 25 years in a variety of research, development and commercial roles at Akzo Nobel, Westvaco, Clariant Corporation and Evonik Corporation. He has recently been involved in developing new business as well as devising marketing tools for Evonik’s Reactive Sealants portfolio in North America.
Craig holds a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida. His background experience in technical and commercial roles include lubricants, flame retardants, mining chemicals, custom silicone and polysilazane manufacturing, coating additives and elastomeric modifiers.
Craig is actively involved in Science Olympiad in the State of North Carolina where he has coached Material Science and Chemistry related subjects. He is also an avid tennis player.
Craig resides with his wife and two children in Charlotte, North Carolina.
November 1, 2014
Siltech Corporation is pleased to announce that the paper, “Novel Cured Silicone/Organic Hybrid Systems and Their Properties”, has been accepted for presentation at the Waterborne Symposium. The paper is authored by Siltech employees Tom Seung-Tong Cheung, Chemist and Bob Ruckle, Global Marketing and Sales Manager. The Symposium is February 9th-13th, 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel in New Orleans. www.waterbornesymposium.com
The paper has also been accepted for presentation at the European Coatings Show in Nuremburg Germany, April 21st-23rd, 2015.
The link to the abstract for the paper is:
March 6, 2014
It is our pleasure to congratulate Dr. Hui Yu of New Functional Polymers LLC for winning the 2014 Siltech Innovation Award presented at the Waterborne Symposium for her paper entitled “Novel Synthetic Methods for Bicyclic Coating Resins”. Dr. Yu’s paper was chosen as the most innovative by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi and represents a focus on innovation which we at Siltech appreciate and demonstrate in our own silicone products.
November 7, 2013
Siltech Corporation is pleased to announce their new domain name www.siltech.com.
This name will make it easier for our customers to locate us on the internet and contact us via email.
When contacting our employees, please use the format email@example.com instead of the former firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails to the former name will still work for a period of time in the event that the former name is keyed in error.
We are excited about the rebranding of our web presence and encourage everyone to explore the site.
April 12, 2013
It is our pleasure to announce that Steve Wilkowski has joined Siltech Corporation as of April 15th, 2013 as a Regional Sales Manager focusing on the Upper Midwest, including the states of Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
In this role, Steve will be responsible for prospecting, selling, and developing the market in various applications, including Inks & Coatings, Pulp and Paper, Automotive, Construction and other industries.
Steve has worked within the Material Science Industry for over 25 years in a variety of research, development and commercial roles at Dow Corning Corporation and Evonik Industries. He has recently been involved in projects related to global strategic market development and front-end portfolio management.
Steve has developed intellectual property and published numerous papers and articles related to the use of silicone materials for a wide variety of applications and industries. He has written articles on the synthesis and applications of silicone surfactants, asymmetrically substituted polysiloxanes and silane antimicrobials.
Steve holds degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Saginaw Valley State University and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also completed executive education at The University of Chicago School of Business and The University of Chicago Medical Center.
With a passion for Nature Conservation, Steve actively works with local and national organizations such as Little Forks Conservancy and Trout Unlimited. He resides with his wife and three children in Midland, Michigan.
February 12, 2013
It is our pleasure to congratulate Dr. Michel Tielemans of Cytec Belgium for winning the first Siltech Innovation Award presented at the 2013 Waterborne Symposium for his paper entitled “New Advances in High Performance Waterborne Radiation-Curable Emulsions and Dispersions”. Dr. Tielemans’ paper was chosen as the innovation by the staff at University of Southern Mississippi and represents a focus on innovative which we at Siltech appreciate and demonstrate in our own silicone products.
October 26, 2012
We are pleased to announce that Bob Ruckle has been promoted to Global Marketing and Sales Manager for Siltech Corporation.
Bob will oversee the next step in Siltech’s marketing strategy; creating marketing initiatives to generate new business opportunities in the Global Market while providing greater visibility and communication to our clients.
In doing so, Bob will play a critical role in advancing Siltech’s dynamic corporate growth agenda.
Bob was hired as a Sales Manager in 2009 for the US Midwest territory and brings a wealth of marketing, sales and R&D experience to the position.
Bob will also be resposible for managing Global Sales Team members Chuck Wojtas, Eugene Ward, Adam Horne, Dave Wilson and Joel Valencony.
Please join me in congratulating Bob in his new role.
June 19, 2012 Siltech Corporation announces the creation of its sales and marketing division in Europe
Siltech Corporation has hired Dr. David Wilson (UK and Northern Europe) and Mr. Joel Valencony (Southwestern Europe) as Regional Sales Managers for its new sales and marketing division in Europe. Prior to joining Siltech, both David and Joel had extensive careers at Dow Corning as Global Key Account Managers.
David has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in Materials Science and was awarded an European Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Hamburg University.
Joel has a Masters in Business from the Ecole de Specialisation a la Vente, France and a B.Sc. in Chemistry and Polymers from the University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.
“Given that Siltech’s focus is to jointly develop new innovative silicone solutions with our customers, it is critical that all of our salesmen are creative and can help our customers design the next generation of products that they need. Both David and Joel are a perfect fit for this”, says Siltech President Dag Enhorning.
Siltech develops, manufactures and markets a full line of organo-functional silicone compounds and related specialties for specific customer applications, using our patented as well as proprietary technology. With more than 25 years of experience, our expertise includes organo-modified silicone surfactants and silicone polymers, including a full line of cationic, quaternary and difunctional silicones, as well as a number of reactive silicones.
Contact Information: Siltech Corporation 225 Wicksteed Avenue Toronto, Ontario M4H 1G5 (416) 424-4567 www.siltechcorp.com
January 18, 2012
It is our pleasure to announce that Adam Horne has joined Siltech Corporation as of January 16, 2012, as Regional Sales Manager for the US West Coast including California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and Arizona. Read more…
January 20, 2010
Siltech Corporation is pleased to announce that it has acquired Rhodia’s manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The 113,000 sq ft plant, situated on 8 acres of land, is well… Read more…