U.S. Chemical & Plastics, a division of Alco Industries and a leader in repair, refinish, appearance and maintenance products for the automotive aftermarket, has promoted Matt LaGuardia to director – business development, effective March 1.
In his new role, LaGuardia will be responsible for all sales, product management and overall profit growth for USC®, Morton®, Sunmight® and Spray-Max® products distributed through manufacturer’s representatives and retail channels in the U.S. and Canada.
Laguardia joined U.S. Chemical in 2003 as the Sunmight and retail product manager and was promoted to northern regional sales manager in 2007. He previously worked for NicSand, Inc., a leading supplier of abrasives and body shop supplies to the automotive refinishing industry. Laguardia will report directly to Tom Perry, president of U.S. Chemical.
“Matt’s extensive knowledge of the paint, body and equipment (PB&E) industry, along with his professionalism and enthusiasm, will contribute to the future success of our product lines and our company,” said Perry.
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.