Blue Bell, Pennsylvania – Acme-Hardesty, an industry leader in oleochemicals and bio-based specialty ingredients, is pleased to announce that John Rastoka has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager – Western Region for Acme-Hardesty’s Oleochemicals Business Unit. In his new role, John will be responsible for selling across select western states for the Oleochemicals group, as well as providing expertise and guidance for our ongoing efforts in the lubes, grease, and metalworking markets. John will report directly to Dean Bostic.
John brings to Acme a deep knowledge of the chemical and lubricant additive markets. Prior to joining Acme-Hardesty, he spent 8 years with Univar as Sales Manager leading a western multi-state sales team in the CASE, Energy, Food, Pharmaceutical, and General Industrial markets. Before Univar, John spent 22 years at The Lubrizol Corporation, where he was an Account Manager for the Western Region; and, as Operations Manager responsible for implementing worldwide supply strategies and initiatives. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Hiram College in Ohio, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
A division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., Acme-Hardesty is one of the largest North American distributors of castor oil and derivatives, oleochemical derivatives, bio-based products, preservatives and surfactants, as well as a full range of renewable palm-based glycerine, fatty acids, fatty alcohols and specialty esters.
A member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Acme-Hardesty champions the use of sustainable, renewable products and the development of bio-based solutions for real-world applications in the future. For more information, visit www.acme-hardesty.com.