Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, announces that Stephen Edwards has been named business manager with responsibility for the adhesives & sealants, electronics, personal care, and advanced materials markets.

In his new role, Edwards will lead the company’s efforts to provide customers with the personalized support and high-performance chemistries they need to develop innovative, market-leading applications. Edwards will report directly to Timothy Cauffman, business director.

Edwards started his career in the chemical industry with Cray Valley in 1990, where he held roles in technical service, quality control and production. He then spent seven years with Sartomer Europe providing technical support to product development teams before advancing to a sales management position.

Since 2003, Edwards has held several managerial roles with Sartomer Asia, including business manager, sales director, business director and strategy and development manager. Since January 2014, he has also spent significant time supporting several business units for Arkema China.  Edwards earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Nottingham (UK) and an MBA in senior management from Open University (UK).