Industry leader tapped as GM/VP

Peter Battisti is the new general manager and VP of business development for Prime Resins Inc.

Battisti oversees day-to-day operations of Prime Resins and is focused on accelerating the company’s steady year-over-year growth.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Peter join us at this particular time,” said Prime Resins’ founder and president, Dave Barton. “As we were recently acquired by RPM International, we now have additional support for an aggressive growth program. Adding Peter’s diversified business experience and track record of growth to our management team is a great benefit.”

Battisti is a veteran of the industrial chemical business with more than 30 years’ experience. He served the last 22 years as general manager and vice president of business development for Chemence Inc., whose brands include Rubex, Ritelock (since sold to 3M), AnaSeal, Krylex, KwikFix, HammerTite, Liquid Skin and others. He served a previous term with Chemence (1989-1992) as the first employee of the U.K. company’s expansion into the United States. He grew the business to include three manufacturing locations in two sites with 200+ employees.

Between those stints with Chemence he established a new division selling industrial adhesives and sealants for ND Industries (Cleveland, Ohio). He also served as international sales manager and then vice president of sales for Truloc Limited and Truloc Inc. in Cleveland and Dublin, Ireland, respectively.

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