Spartech Corporation has named Jeffrey Best a Commercial Development Manager, reporting to Tim Hamilton, director of Commercial Development. In his role, Best will focus on the screening of new product ideas and market opportunities. Best will track market trends and developing technologies. Jeffrey will support OEMs by matching customer needs with Spartech innovative solutions.
"We're excited to add Jeffrey Best to our marketing team," said Hamilton. "He is a proven strategic thinker who will integrate his extensive knowledge of plastics to move Spartech forward in the industry."
Best most recently served as Global Commercialization Manager for Invista, a subsidiary of Koch Industries based in Wichita, KS. In this role he was responsible for developing and executing strategies for the packaging markets. He led cross functional teams and identified future innovation targets for specialty markets. Prior to Invista, he spent several years with Sukano Polymers Corporation and Eastman Chemical Company.
"Jeffrey has an exceptional knack for managing customer relationships; a valuable asset at a time when today's producers are taking more of a hands-off approach with downstream clients and brand owners," continued Hamilton. "We look forward to having him develop new customers and provide excellent client service to our existing base."
A 1994 magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Best earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He will be based out of Charlotte, NC.