Sea-Land Chemical Company has announced a substantial realignment of its executive and senior management teams, to improve efficiencies and prepare for future success. The structural changes were announced on 5 March, though the company advises the changes are effective 1 Jan 2018.
Jennifer Altstadt has been formally unveiled as the new President of Sea-Land. Altstadt joined Sea-Land in April 2015 as Sr. Vice President of Operations and Strategic Planning, before assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer in mid-2017. Prior to joining Sea-Land, Jennifer was President of Weatherchem and Libra Industries for over 10 years, and she currently serves as an Advisory Board member for Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (Netsco).
Alongside the key appointment of Altstadt, Sea-Land has publicised a raft of other operational and management changes.
Craig Lundell has been promoted to Sr. Vice President of Commercial Operations for the United States and Europe, assuming responsibility for the company’s entire commercial operations. Christy Henley has accepted a position as the new Vice President of Sales, leading a team of 12 Account Managers throughout the US. Jack McKenna is entrusted with the growth of Sea-Land in Canada as the company’s new Vice President of Sea-Land Chemical Canada, Ltd, a position he will undertake alongside current responsibilities as Vice President of Business Development and National Account Manager.
Mark Christeon has been endorsed as National Account Manager for strategic accounts, and Sakura Olah assumes the newly created position of Director of Business Processes. Olah will continue to function as Director of International Operations for Sea-Land Chemical Canada, Ltd. and Sea-Land Chemical Europe Ltd. Jeff Levandowski is now Director of Commercial Operations, and Joe Ramey has been elevated from Controller to Director of Accounting and MIS (Controller), to provide oversight and reporting on the company’s financial results and management of information systems.
“With the realignment of the operations and management team, Sea-Land is well positioned to provide exemplary service and support to our business partners now and into the future,” says new President Jennifer Altstadt.
Sea-Land Chemical Company was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1964, and is a distributor of a variety of specialty chemicals in the lubricants; household industrial and institutional cleaners; construction; water treatment and rubber industries. Sea-Land serves markets in the United States, and through its two subsidiaries, Canada and Europe.