Black Bear Strengthens Sales Team

Carbon Black supplier Black Bear has announced the addition of two experienced carbon black sales executives to service the company’s customers in the growing market for high quality, green carbon blacks.

Ad van Oorschot joins Black Bear with 30+ years’ experience in the coating and ink industry. Previous roles include Technical Service Manager EMEA for Cabot Corporation and Business Unit Manager for SABA Dinxperlo B.V. He will serve Black Bear’s expanding customer base in the Specialty segments.

Serge Klunder has 15+ years’ experience in the virgin carbon black industry with Birla Carbon. He brings deep knowledge and long lasting client relationships in the industry and will focus on serving Black Bear’s clients in the Tire and Technical Rubber Goods markets.

“With the addition of Ad and Serge we are confident that Black Bear can service our growing customers base with our high quality, sustainable carbon blacks and will set the ‘green’ standard in the carbon black industry” commented Black Bear CEO Martijn Lopes Cardozo. “With their extensive industry experience they will partner with our customers to deliver high quality, sustainable technical solutions.”

Black Bear is a leader in the circular economy and has developed breakthrough technology to upcycle carbon black from end-of-life tyres. These green carbon blacks offer a high quality, sustainable replacement for polluting furnace carbon blacks in a wide range of applications including tires, technical rubber goods, plastics, inks and coatings. In addition to the positive environment impact, Black Bear’s carbon blacks and have an extremely low PAH content and are claimed to provide distinct technical advantages.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Tyre & Rubber Recycling. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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