Azelis Americas Combines P.T. Hutchins and Ribelin

Azelis Americas has combined the P.T. Hutchins and Ribelin companies, extending the Ribelin brand into the western region. It will be led by Jordan Muller, general manager of Ribelin. “The CASE market segment is vitally important, and we need to continuously improve our ability to service the market’s changing demands. The newly expanded Ribelin will allow our CASE segment to better serve our customers, our principals, and our employees,” says Frank Bergonzi, CEO and president of Azelis Americas.

The newly expanded Ribelin stretches from Florida to Seattle and demonstrates the commitment of Azelis to the CASE market segment, Azelis stated. According to the company, it is comprised of a team of technical sales representatives, supported by application labs with degreed chemists, technical marketing, and best in class customer service and will continue to bring value and accelerated growth to Azelis’ principal partners and to over 7,000 customers across the United States. The planned integration is scheduled for completion by Jan. 1, 2018.

Pat Lancaster, currently vice president of sales for P.T. Hutchins on the West Coast, will continue as vice president of sales for Ribelin in the West, reporting to Jordan Muller. Lancaster and the current customer service/other back office personnel will remain in Southern California.

Doug Kercher, current general manager of P.T. Hutchins, will take on a new corporate role as vice president, supply chain operations, Azelis Americas under Ted Burke. Additionally, the construction products additives business, currently embedded in P.T. Hutchins, and led by Tom Fasteson, will be branded as Azelis Americas Construction Solutions. Fasteson and his team will report directly to Dan Gruber.