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Manager Sales

Dearborn, MI, 48124
December 12, 2019

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Richard Letasi

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Resourceful Research Chemist/Manager/Marketing & Sales with over 20 years years of experience developing new innovated products by conducting in-depth research and lab testing. Expert in researching and comprehending patent information, reference literature and scientific data. Professional and team-oriented in working with R&D, Marketing & Sales team for commercial product development.


Conducting research

Creating reports

Team collaborations

Performing lab tests

Quality control

Project management

Strong presentation skills

Team player



Sakthi Automotive Group - Detroit, MI

Conduct X-Ray analysis of casted automotive parts after they leave the foundry for shrinkage, cracks, inclusion and gas holes. Document process data to support engineering. Conducted visual inspections for other defects i.e. drag, inclusions, dents, fill line deformities. In addition, involved in PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) for new molds for existing parts and for new parts to help grow the business. PPAP is crucial to ensure the customers (VW & GM) requirements are understood and parts can be produced consistently. Lastly, aid in reporting PPAP activities and their results into a structured and consistent format.

RESEARCH CHEMIST 07/2012 to 04/2018

Altana-Actega Coatings & Sealants - Cinnaminson, NJ Formulated unique UV & EB topcoat & primers giving the company cutting edge technology and marketing advantage overs competitors. Developed environmentally friendly and cost reducing formulas allowing the company to be more competitive in the market place. Also, gave technical presentations and seminars. MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER 01/2004 to 08/2012

Shamrock Technologies Inc. - Newark, NJ

Provided sales and technical support to the flea force and administration. Consolidated formulas and raw materials to stream line product line to be more competitive in the market place. Interfaced with customers, plea and distributor to help to company reach its projected annual goals. Directed R&D which new products and customers that needed to be support to help grow the company.

SENIOR CHEMIST & LAB MANAGER 01/2004 to 08/2013

Shamrock Technologies Inc. - Newark, NJ

Surface modifier raw material manufacture-main core business is PTFE. Developed new emulsions, water based dispersions, dispersions and powders of PTFE, PE, PP and other such additives for the coating, paint, graphic arts, cosmetics, inks and plastic industries. Conduct applications testing based on customer and internal specifications for headset & sheetfed inks, water based flexo and UV inks; all types of coatings lubricants; cosmetics; and thermoplastics. Involved with defining new raw markets and applications . In addition, support product line and applications through e-mails, direct phone contact, customer visits and trade shows. Also, gave technical presentations and seminars. SENIOR CHEMIST-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL SUP 01/2002 to 01/2004 Elementis Specialties - Jersey City, NJ

Additive and colorant manufacturer. Developed a color system for the architectural coating area, which allows the company to expand into a completely new uncharted market for them. Involved with formulating high performance pigment dispersions & dispersants for the automotive industry. Formulated color dispersions for all coatings markets

(powder, OEM, and architectural) and ink markets (sheetfed, heatset, flexo & UV). CHEMIST 01/2001 to 01/2002

Flexabar Corporation - Lakewood, NJ

Producer of water based & solvent based acrylic, latex, polyurethane, alkyds, polyester, hydrocarbon and rosin ester coatings for the industrial casting market as well as solvent based vinyl coatings for marine & athlete products. Developed new environmental friendly formulas for marine coatings according to new government regulations. Reformulated some existing products using more cost effective raw materials as well as incorporating existing out-of-spec ingredients into production processing to reduce costs & conserve new raw materials allowing the company to be more competitive in the market place.

LAB SUPERVISOR/MANAGER & SENIOR CHEMIST 01/1999 to 01/2001 Henkle-Formerly Pierce & Stevens-Formerly Aurachem - Kimberton, PA Manufacturer of UV epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic & polyester and water based acrylic & polyurethane coatings adhesives for the printing & flexible packaging industries. Formulated a unique water resistant UV topcoat and primer giving the company cutting-edge technology and a marketing advantage over competitors. This made Aurachem an attractive product that Pierce & Stevens eagerly purchased. Single-handed incorporated Aurachem product line, production & client-base into PS. Acted as technical liaison between sales team and clients, resolving technical issues and conducting onsite plant trials. Worked with converters to fine-tune formulations and their process. Therefore, familiar with conversion

(i.e.. offset, gravure) of liquid and paste inks and coatings. CHEMIST-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & TECHNICAL SERVICE 01/1998 to 01/1999 Cardinal Color - Paterson, NJ

Producer of customized water based and solvent based acrylic, epoxy and alkyd pigment dispersions. Developed formulations, matched colors & supervised production of a major multi-colorant stain line to capture new hardwood flooring customer thereby increasing company revenue. Incorporated company specific colors into database, which allowed for more speedy and accurate customized color matching. Formulated color dispersions for all coating markets

(powder, OEM, architectural and industrial) and ink markets (sheetfed, heatset, Flexo & UV). CHEMIST-PRODUCT & PROCESS DEVELOPMENT 01/1995 to 01/1998 Degussa-Formerly Huls America - Piscataway, NJ

Leader in architectural & industrial colorant manufacturer. Involved with major APE replacement project. Formulated custom colorant's and product lines for existing & potential clients. Formulated color dispersions for all coatings markets

(powder, OEM, architectural and industrial) and inks markets (sheetfed, heatset, flexo & UV). Education and Training

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Arts Psychology

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Science Biochemistry

Eastern Michigan University - Ypsilanti, MI Master of Science Chemistry Material Science-Polymers & Coatings

Completed Dale Carnegie for leadership & Management training and Sales/Marketing training

Completed all seminars and training programs.

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