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TEKNOR APEX PROMOTES BARRY GALPIN TO EUROPEAN SALES DIRECTOR FOR ALL OF THE COMPANY’S TPE COMPOUND BRANDS

Barry Galpin

OLDBURY, WEST MIDLANDS, UK, October 17, 2011: Teknor Apex Company has promoted Barry Galpin to the position of European sales director for the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division, it was announced today by Simon Hubbard, managing director of the company’s European operations.

Mr. Galpin will be responsible for all sales activities involving Sarlink, Medalist, Monprene, Elexar, and other TPE brands.

"Teknor Apex's acquisition of the Sarlink thermoplastic vulcanizate [TPV] elastomer business from DSM one year ago, combined with the recent startup of a new production line in the UK, has substantially expanded our TPE activities in Europe," said Mr. Hubbard. "Barry's new position reflects a correspondingly large expansion of his responsibilities."

Before becoming European TPE business development manager for Teknor Apex in 2008, Barry Galpin had acquired 24 years of automotive industry experience, much of it involving rubber components. In 2010, Teknor Apex promoted him to TPE sales director for the UK, Ireland, and continental Europe.

Besides his native English, he speaks French.

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The Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex Company is the most diversified manufacturer of TPEs, offering broad product families based on six generically distinct polyolefin, styrenic, and vulcanizate chemistries. Headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A., the division compounds TPEs at eight locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia and is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical-device, wire and cable, and other consumer and industrial product industries. Other plastics businesses of Teknor Apex include the Bioplastics, Nylon, Specialty Compounding, and Vinyl Divisions and Teknor Color Company. Visit www.teknorapex.com.

READER INQUIRY INFORMATION: Americas: Teknor Apex, 505 Central Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02861 U.S.A. Tel:1-401-725-8000. Tel. from U.S. only: 1-866-GET-TPEs (1-866-438-8737). Fax: 1-401-728-5680. E-mail: tpe@teknorapex.com. Europe: Teknor Apex UK, Ltd., Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, England B69 4NH. Tel: 44-121-665-2100. Email: eutpe@teknorapex.com. Asia: Teknor Apex Asia Pacific, 41 Shipyard Road, Singapore 628134. Tel: 65-6265-2544. Fax: 65-6265-1821. Email: apactpe@teknorapex.com.