Specialty Polymers Inc. has appointed Steve Dobson as the company’s new regional sales manager. He has been with SPI for more than 10 years as production manager for the East Coast plant. His territory includes the northeast US & eastern Canada. In his new role, he will be focused on supporting customers in a variety of markets, including architectural and industrial coatings, building and construction, craft/hobby, and printing inks. He has nearly 30 years of experience in resin chemistry and the company says he therefore has a high level of technical, manufacturing, and sales knowledge. “With Steve’s high level of technical experience and customer-focused approach, he is an ideal fit for the new role at Specialty Polymers,” stated Sheryl Southwell, president. He knows the product line, and he is firmly committed to supporting the customer. We are excited to have Steve join our sales team.”  Dobson has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and has worked for Ashland as an engineer and plant manager for multiple manufacturing facilities. While at Ashland he took on a sales role, supplying acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives and also coordinating the acquisition of a competitor in 1999. He came to SPI in 2004 as the production manager in Chester, SC. www.specpoly.com