Superior Materials Inc., Garden City, NY, has expanded into the southeast region of the US to cover the entire country east of the Mississippi River. Founded in 1946, this privately-held, fourth generation specialty chemical distributor services a wide range of industries including building and construction, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), food, household, industrial, institutional, and personal care and printing inks.
Laura Sampieri Copeland is the southeast regional account manager. Copeland, a 25-year industry veteran, has an extensive resume in both formulating and sales. She started her career as an application chemist for Degussa Corporation (now Evonik), and has held positions at Efka Additives, Huber and Delta Colours. Copeland will be primarily responsible for sales in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama.