AKRON—Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc., has added two to its sales staff in its growing room temperature vulcanized and thermal interface materials markets.
Tim McCarty has been hired as a regional manager and Rachel Toth has been hired as an inside sales representative, both in the RTV and TIM markets, according to the supplier of silicone materials for North America's medical, aerospace, automotive, electronics and manufacturing industries.
The firm said the hires will allow Shin-Etsu to promote its thermal line in electronics, automotive, LEDs, wearables and mold making, among other segments.
McCarty, who will be based in Detroit, will report to Paul Alexander, national business manager of RTV and TIM, and to Geoff Thyrum, TIM business development manager. McCarty will focus on the automotive sector, developing new Tier 1 and OEM accounts. Core materials in TIM products include greases, gels, adhesives, gap fillers, encapsulants and tapes, according to Shin-Etsu.
McCartys's RTV materials will include conformal coatings and adhesives. He will work within Shin-Etsu's Light Detection and Ranging market, which looks to carve out a market share in the AV industry with sensor technology.
McCarty has more than 30 years of industry experience, having worked previously at Wacker Chemical Corp., Nexeo Solutions Co. and Lord Corp.
Toth, who will be based in Akron, will report to Alexander as well.
With a background in international business studies and customer service, Toth will focus on developing new accounts in the supply of UV cure materials, mold making, thermal materials, the wearables sensor market and sealants, Shin-Etsu said.
She previously worked at STG Electric Services, AAA East Central and Winner Aviation.