Petroferm, a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business, is pleased to announce that Mr. Dirk Budde, Dipl.-Ing. has joined its cleaning team as regional sales manager – Europe.

Dirk has a Masters in Management and a Process Engineering degree and is highly experienced in the specialty chemical field. He most recently served as business development specialist with Dow Corning, where he was responsible for OEMs as well as Tier 1 and Tier channels, e.g. in the electronics sector. Dirk was a recipient of Dow Corning’s Achievement Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010, for sales and business development excellence. He has an extensive background in working with customers and distribution partners in business development, and he has also held positions in production management as well as research and development.

Dirk, based in Dortmund, Germany,  will be responsible for sales of AXAREL®, BIOACT®, CleanSafe™ and LENIUM® brand cleaning products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will also be responsible for growing Petroferm's European electronics and precision markets. Dirk will work with Petroferm's customers and distribution partners throughout the region, with the strong support of the company's customer service center in the UK.

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