CERRITOS, Calif.—Looking to expand its sales coverage in the eastern Canadian maritime provinces, R.D. Abbott Co. Inc. has hired David Lalancette as account manager for the region.
The elastomer supplier and materials science company said Lalancette has 20 years of experience in technical sales and account management, previously working for Canada Colors & Chemicals (now Brenntag Canada) as sales manager for coatings and construction in the Montreal area.
"R.D. Abbott welcomes David Lalancette and will benefit from his deep experience in technical sales and account management," Lincoln Gilmour, R.D. Abbott's Canada business and sales manager, said in a statement. "Adding David to our team strengthens R.D. Abbott's recently established division, R.D. Abbott Canada Ltd., as we continue to implement our 2019 agreement to distribute coatings and adhesives from Parker Lord across Canada."
The company said Lalancette, who earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from the Universite de Sherbrooke in Quebec, will focus on coatings and adhesives manufactured by Parker Lord.
Lord Corp. was purchased by Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corp. in October 2019.
Parker Lord products to be sold by Lalancette include Chemlok Rubber-to-Substrate Adhesives; Chemlok Film; Flocklok Flock Adhesives; LokRelease Chemical Cleaning Solutions; Lord High Performance Coatings; Lord In-Mold Bonding Adhesives; and Sipiol Weatherstrip and Glass Coatings.
R.D. Abbott, based in California, stocks its supplies in warehouses across North America, the company said. Laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities, and their product line encompasses elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals and dispersions, polymeric plasticizers, fillers, bonding agents and testing equipment.