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HK Research Names New Florida Technical Sales Representative

Mark_SalemiHICKORY, NC — HK Research, America’s leading gel coat expert, has announced that it has hired Mark Salemi as its new Technical Sales Representative in Florida. The majority of Mark’s emphasis will be working with Florida composites manufacturers, but the benefit of his knowledge will be an asset to HK Research nation

“Mark is an expert in polyester coatings used in the manufacture of various recreational and architectural products,” said Richard Higgins, President, HK Research. “His proven ability to project market needs, develop products to improve profits, increase sales and extend market penetration will go a long way toward helping us better serve the growing needs of our customer base.”

Mr. Salemi has more than 30 years of experience in the composites industry. Prior to joining HK Research, he spent 6 years as a technical sales representative for a composites equipment manufacturer, 8 years as a technical service specialist for an unsaturated polyester coatings and resins manufacturer, and 7 years as plant manager at a gel coat blending facility. Prior to this time he was employed for more than five years at a marine manufacturer working in various roles including lamination supervisor, quality control manager, gel coating operation supervisor, and pre-finish supervisor. Mark’s experience and extensive knowledge of composite equipment and manufacturing processes will enable him to assist his customers in all areas of their operations.

He has an Associates of Arts degree from Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida; a BA in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida; and is also a CFA-certified composite technician.

Based in Hickory, North Carolina, HK Research has the largest facility in North America designed exclusively for premium polymer coating manufacturing. HK Research’s fully automated facility produces the world’s most advanced, consistently reproducible coating products for marine, aerospace, transportation and pool and spa industries. Barrel to barrel, HK Research’s coatings deliver superior protection that lasts, maintains a new appearance longer, and adapts easily to the production process, saving time and money on every run.

For more information on HK Research or their products, visit their new website or call (800) 334-5975. Look for additional personnel announcements as HK Research continues to expand its footprint in the composites industry.