U.S. Chemical & Plastics, a division of Alco Industries and a leader in repair, refinish, appearance and maintenance products for the automotive aftermarket, promoted 24-year industry veteran Tom Perry to president. Perry was formerly vice president, sales & marketing and is replacing the preceding president, Wade Bowman.
“Alco is committed to having high-quality management and leadership,” said Alco Vice President of Operations Andrew Lesko. “His experience, exceptional reputation in the industry and his focus on profitable sales and management initiative and accountability will provide a positive direction in attaining the company’s stated strategic objectives.”
Perry’s career has placed him in various levels of responsibility throughout the industry. Prior to joining U.S Chemical & Plastics, he enjoyed a career spanning 19 years with The Sherwin-Williams Company in numerous executive management positions. Perry also currently serves as committee chairman for the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo.
“U.S. Chemical & Plastics is a global company with manufacturing, research and development and distribution facilities in Europe and the United States," said Perry. "We’re ISO 9001:2000 certified and have invested in state-of-the-art technology and manufacturing with the overall goal of increasing value to our customers and company. Bringing our great organization to a new level is a challenge I’m determined to accomplish.”
Founded in 1950, U.S. Chemical & Plastics is internationally recognized for formulating and manufacturing premium body filler and refinishing products. Its products are sold in more than 60 countries. U.S. Chemical & Plastics is a privately owned corporation headquartered in Massillon, Ohio.