Peninsula Polymers welcomes Kip Peterson as Senior Account Manager, New England

Leawood, KS, November 15, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce that Kip Peterson has joined our sales team. Kip is based out of Attleboro, Massachusetts and will cover the New England territory.

Kip has been serving in sales and technical related positions in the chemical distribution business on the east coast since 1999. He brings a wealth of experience to the Peninsula sales team. “Kip’s knowledge of the industry and his history in the New England area will bring value to our customer base”, said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales. “We have been looking for an exceptional candidate to provide coverage in this strategic geography and are excited that Kip is with us to fulfill this role”.

Kip will start working with customers in the territory effective immediately.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.

With fifteen distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Arkema Coating Resins Names Peninsula Polymers 2017 North America Distributor of the Year

Arkema Coating Resins has named Peninsula Polymers of Leawood, Kansas, its 2017 North America “Distributor of the Year” for helping build better relationships with customers, their strong applications knowledge and their communication / collaboration efforts in the past year.

Peninsula Polymers focuses on solventborne, waterborne, powder coating and additive products for the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) markets. They have been in business for more than 25 years and maintain multiple sales and distribution centers nationwide.

“We simply work well together,” Mike Iwaniw, North America Business Manager, Arkema Coating Resins, explained. “The Peninsula Polymers team brings the highest level of customer service, product knowledge and market intelligence possible. They add immeasurable value for both us and the customer.”

Peninsula Polymers has been a distributor of the current line of Arkema Coating Resins products for more than 20 years.

“Strong partnerships strengthen not only the companies involved, but the industries we serve as well,” Ken Moran, President of Peninsula Polymers, said. “Our long history with Arkema has resulted in that kind of partnership. We look forward to the years to come and working together across all of the industries we serve.”

Arkema presented the award to Peninsula Polymers on April 11 at the 2018 American Coatings Show in Indianapolis.

 

About Peninsula Polymers
Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years. With twelve distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries. www.penpoly.com

About Arkema
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com

Peninsula Polymers announces acquisition of Matteson – Ridolfi Inc.

Leawood, KS, May 1, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution purchased the assets of Matteson – Ridolfi, Inc, headquartered outside of Detroit, Michigan.   Operating since 1932, Matteson – Ridolfi serves customers in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.

“We could not be more excited about the strategic nature and timing of this move,” said Ken Moran, President.   “We hit the ground running in 2018 with our recent purchase of Deeks in the SE United States; Matteson – Ridolfi allows us to continue that momentum with additional product lines and in additional geographies where we have been focused on growing and strengthening our position.    Like our prior acquisitions, the history and mission of Matteson – Ridolfi is exemplary and aligns perfectly with our core values at Peninsula.”

Matteson – Ridolfi has grown successfully over the years by partnering with key raw material suppliers in the industries served.  “Our goal has always been to offer premier distribution services for specialty chemicals in the Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic regions.  We value the strong relationships we have with our customers and suppliers and see Peninsula’s growth based on these same principals as an exciting opportunity for the future,” said Scot Westerbeek, President, Matteson – Ridolfi.

Matteson – Ridolfi’ employees will continue to work with the customer base and suppliers to ensure business as usual and a seamless transition.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 25 years.  With twelve distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers announces acquisition of Deeks and Company Inc.

Leawood, KS, February 19, 2018 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution purchased the assets of Deeks and Company Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Deeks has warehouse locations across the southeast and has been operating since 1945.

“We believe growing and investing in our business is essential to success in the current economic environment,” said Ken Moran, President. “This is our third acquisition in the last four years, and we believe we found the perfect partner in Deeks to further augment our business objectives.”

Deeks is a fourth-generation family owned company with a strong commitment to customer service. “Given our shared core values and principles, combining efforts with Peninsula is the next natural progression for us. We are excited about the opportunity and advancement this brings to our employees and to our valued customer base,” said Donna Boldt, President, Deeks.

Peninsula and Deeks personnel will work together effective immediately to ensure a seamless transition for the customer base.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

 If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers Forms Partnership with Reacciones for Joint Lab Capability

Leawood, KS – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Reacciones Quimicas Coatings to provide lab capabilities for North American customers.

“As we continue to strive to add value to our customer base, the next logical step for us was to add lab capabilities to our portfolio of offerings,” said Ken Moran, President.   “We have an excellent relationship with Reacciones and have always been impressed with their facilities and success in delivering solutions to customers.  Working with them is a privilege that we are happy to be able to promote with our customers.”

Reacciones has a state of the art technical facility that is staffed by over 30 lab personnel.  “We see our testing abilities as a key component of a total product offering and have seen our customers advance technologically as a result.  We are proud to share our cutting-edge technology with Peninsula’s North American coatings customer base,” said Patricio Cueva, CEO.

In addition to enhancing services available to customers, lab proficiency allows Peninsula to augment their key supplier partners’ efforts in the field.   Physical and analytical testing services are available immediately to the North American customer base.   Peninsula’s sales team will be communicating this during ongoing customer and supplier meetings.

 

About Reacciones Quimicas

Reacciones Quimicas. engages in the production and distribution of gel coats, unsaturated polyester resins, coatings resins, and emulsions in North America and internationally.

Reacciones Quimicas, SA de CV is a company founded in June 1981 to produce and provide a variety of resins to the industry.  They are located in Santa Catarina NL, Mexico, and has branches in the CD. of Mexico City and Guadalajara, Jal., additionally it supported with a distribution network of its products in the United States of America, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

 

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers to exhibit at the 2017 Western Coatings Symposium

Peninsula Polymers to exhibit at the 2017 Western Coatings Symposium.

Leawood, KS, October 6, 2017 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, will exhibit at the 33rd annual Biennial Western Coatings Symposium (WCS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 15-18, 2017.

“We are looking forward to this year’s Symposium to connect with our customers and to promote Peninsula’s technology focused philosophy,” said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales.  “We have added several strategic members to our team since the last show, both in sales and in technical expertise.  This venue allows us to showcase our commitment to the industry and to growing our position in the region.”

The show will kick off on Sunday, October 15, 2017 with a welcome reception and will open on October 16th in the Convention Center of the Paris Hotel.  Peninsula Polymers will be located in booth 611.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at k[email protected].

Peninsula Polymers welcomes John Hetzler as Director, New Products and Business Development

Peninsula Polymers welcomes John Hetzler as Director, New Products and Business Development.

Leawood, KS, May 22, 2017 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is proud to announce that John Hetzler has accepted the position of Director, New Products and Business Development.   John will also have direct responsibilities with National Accounts.

John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Peninsula Polymers after many years in the chemical industry.   “We couldn’t be more pleased with the addition of John to our team,” said Ken Moran, President and Owner.   “Strategically, we are focusing on increasing the depth of our technical expertise to add value to our customers and to facilitate our continued growth as an organization. John is a seasoned industry veteran that can help us quickly achieve these objectives”.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers to exhibit at the 2017 Eastern Coatings Show

Leawood, KS, April 26, 2017 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, will exhibit at the upcoming Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 15-17, 2017.

“This year we are excited to have several new members of our east coast team attend the show and connect with our customers,” said Steve Graney, Vice President of Sales.  “We look forward to continued growth in this geography and are dedicated to providing resources to support these efforts and deliver value to the market.”

The show will kick off with an opening reception on May 15, 2017 and will be held at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Sponsored by the Eastern Coatings Federation Inc., this is the largest coatings show on the east coast and promises to be the best yet with expanded technical programs and exhibit space.   Peninsula Polymers will be located in booth 501.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years.  With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers named Outstanding Distributor of the Year by Hexion Inc. for the third consecutive year.

Leawood, KS, June 28, 2016 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution has recently been awarded Outstanding Distributor of the Year by Hexion Inc. for a third time.

“We implemented this award designation three years ago in order to recognize the type of distributor that we need in the field to truly be an extension of our sales efforts,” said George Noggle, Sales Manager – North America, Hexion. “It is fitting that the Peninsula Polymers sales team receive this award for three years running. They exemplify the service level and technical expertise that our customers require and deserve.”

“This award has been especially motivating to our sales force to demonstrate our commitment and professional representation in the field to deliver technical solutions to our mutual customer base. We are proud of the relationship we have built with Hexion and our entire organization feels a personal satisfaction with each and every Hexion success. Our goal is to not let up and to continue growing our mutual business and proving ourselves to our strategic partner,” said Ken Menzel, Director of Marketing/Supplier Relations.

About Peninsula Polymers
Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years. With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

About Hexion

Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. (formerly known as Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.) is a global leader in thermoset resins. Hexion Inc. serves the global wood and industrial markets through a broad range of thermoset technologies, specialty products and technical support for customers in a diverse range of applications and industries. Hexion Inc. is controlled by investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. Additional information about Hexion Inc. and its products is available at www.hexion.com.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].

Peninsula Polymers expands product offering through distribution partnership with Dixie Chemical

Leawood, KS, May 9, 2016 – Peninsula Polymers, the North American leader in specialty chemical distribution, is pleased to announce the addition of Dixie Chemical Company to their list of key suppliers.

“Adding Dixie Chemical Company’s products to our offering enhances our ability to provide solutions to our customers,” said Ken Moran, President. “We are excited about the new relationship and the breadth of products that this brings to our portfolio.”

Ken Menzel, Director of Marketing/Supplier Relations adds, “Our goal is to steadily increase our presence in the marketplace and the best way to do that is to partner with strategic suppliers. We are proud to work with Dixie and look forward to supporting their vision of building business value by creating the best performance chemical products for their customers.”

About Dixie Chemical Company

Since 1946, Dixie Chemical has been committed to manufacturing high-quality, high-performance products that improve our world. With 300 customers in 25 countries, Dixie Chemical is a proven partner for open innovation in thermoset materials, alkaline paper sizing, and fuel and lube markets. For more information, visit www.dixiechemical.com.

About Peninsula Polymers

Peninsula Polymers is a distributor of specialty coatings raw materials and has been serving customers in North America for over 20 years. With eight distribution centers located across the United States, Peninsula Polymers partners with the most technologically advanced suppliers to deliver a full complement of products and technical expertise to diverse industries.

If you would like additional information, please contact Kelly Schmit, Director Business Development at [email protected].