Thomas Strittmatter has been named Vice President of Sika Corporation Target Market Concrete. In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for defining and implementing the strategic direction of Sika’s Concrete Admixture business in the US with a constant focus on profitable growth while continuing Sika’s goal of best-in-class customer service and support.
Aligning Sales, Marketing, R&D, Operations and Logistics to meet customer and shareholder expectations are of paramount importance to Thomas as he enters this new role. Thomas joined Sika in December 2017 and most recently held the position of Vice President of Sales –Caribbean.
Prior to joining Sika, Thomas worked for BASF Construction Chemicals as Divisional Manager – Eastern US and Regional Manager – Southeast US. In addition, Thomas brings over 25 years of successful management and construction products experience to Sika Corporation. His leadership skills, effective key account management, and strong track record for business management success will continue to be a great addition to the Sika team.
Kyle Loyd, Executive Vice President – Concrete and Engineered Waterproofing: “It is with great pleasure to announce the promotion of Thomas Strittmatter to Vice President of Sika’s Concrete Target Market, where he will be responsible for leading our entire commercial concrete admixtures team and sales strategy in the United States. Tom has demonstrated great leadership and business acumen during his career and in his first year with Sika, and is a great fit to lead our concrete admixtures business to continued market-leading growth. Tom’s awareness of the industry and customer-centric approach make him a great asset to the Sika Concrete Team.”
Thomas received his Executive MBA from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL and holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miller School of Business/Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
Source: Sika Corporation
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?