John Salvatore was recently appointed president of the Degussa Corp., the North American subsidiary of Degussa AG. In addition to his new responsibilities as president, Salvatore will continue as business unit head of Degussa Construction Systems Americas and president and CEO of Degussa Construction Chemicals Inc.
Salvatore has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry in both the U.S. and Canada. His previous positions were with W.R. Grace and Tremco Construction Product Inc. where his responsibilities included marketing management, Latin America management and global business development. He joined Harris Specialty Chemicals as vice president and general manager in 1997. In 1999 he was appointed president and CEO of Senergy Inc. Salvatore became head of the Construction Systems Americas Business Unit and president and CEO of Degussa Construction Chemicals Inc. in October 2001.
Salvatore is charged with continuing to create additional advantages and strengthen the competitive profile by delivering the company's excellence in product, service, technology and know-how.
"I have enormous confidence that will achieve the industry's 'gold standard' in operational excellence," said Salvatore. "To accomplish this, we are carefully listening to our customers to better understand their needs and challenges. This knowledge is critical to developing and delivering unparalleled solutions for our customers."