BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Acme-Hardesty Company, a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, has appointed Jeff Kenton as its new President effective November 1, 2016. Reporting to Doug Shreves, Chief Executive Officer of Jacob Stern and Sons, Inc., Jeff will have overall responsibility for leading Acme-Hardesty's senior leadership team to achieve sustainable, profitable growth while strengthening the company's strategic solutions approach to its key markets and customers.
Jeff brings tremendous commercial leadership experience and industry knowledge to his new position. Prior to joining Acme-Hardesty, he was President of Brenntag Specialties, Incorporated. He previously held global leadership positions with Ashland Specialty Ingredients and Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients. Jeff began his career in the chemical industry at Hercules, where he spent fifteen years in various sales leadership roles. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA.
Based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania and a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., Acme-Hardesty is one of the largest U.S. distributors of castor oils and derivatives, palm derivatives, preservatives and surfactants, as well as a full range of renewable palm-based glycerines, fatty acids and fatty alcohols. A member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Acme-Hardesty champions the use of sustainable, renewable products and the development of bio-based solutions for real-world applications in the future. For more information, visit www.acme-hardesty.com.
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