ZINC OXIDE LLC, North America’s newest manufacturer of zinc oxide, has announced the appointment of Robert Kaplan as Regional Sales Manager and John Stourac as Director of Technology, Safety, Heath, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs.
Rob Kaplan has 23 years of experience in the zinc oxide industry. Prior to that, he worked for the Anglo American Ltd. Mining Company, in mineral exploration, and in sales for Univar, a leading distributor of chemical products. He comes to ZINC OXIDE LLC with experience in virtually every area of the business. Kaplan is a graduate of the University of Maryland, with a degree in geology.
John Stourac has a resume even longer than his title of Director of Technology, Safety, Heath, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs. He brings 23 years experience at a major zinc oxide manufacturer. His regulatory experience includes OEPA, OSHA, DOT, FDA, FERC, REACH, and EPA permits. He will be responsible for EMS systems; manage OSHA and EPA programs, as well as direct all USFDA, USP, API and other pharmaceutical compliance activities. John has an MBA from Dominion University and a JD from John Marshall Law School. He is a member of ASTM, ACS (American Chemical Society), Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), and NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology).
“We’re delighted to have Rob and John join our team, boosting the combined zinc oxide industry experience of our management team to well over 200 years,” said Ed Smith VP of sales and marketing.
ZINC OXIDE LLC will market primarily through a network of direct sales staff and distributors.