Brandon Willis Appointed President of Electronics Division of Meridian Adhesives Group

Michael Harrington transitions to retirement

Meridian Adhesives Group, a leading manufacturer and custom formulator of high-value adhesives technologies, recently announced the appointment of Brandon Willis to President of the company’s Electronics Division.

Meridian’s Electronics Division currently encompasses three companies – Epoxy Technology, Inc., located in Billerica, Massachusetts; Epoxies, Etc., located in Cranston, Rhode Island; and Epoxy Technology Europe, located in Marlborough, United Kingdom. Willis will work with Meridian leadership to advance the division’s technological reputation and further its focus of being a premier solution provider to customers.

Willis comes to Meridian from his 10-year tenure with Uniseal, Inc., a global sealants and adhesives supplier owned by LG Chem. Willis most recently served as President and CEO of Uniseal, Inc., while simultaneously holding the title of Global Sr. Leader of Adhesives Business for LG Chem. Prior to this position, Willis worked as Director of Marketing and New Business Development for Uniseal, Inc. He also spent 17 years in the high performance coatings industry.

“I am incredibly excited to be joining the Meridian team,” said Willis. “I look forward to leveraging my experience with the extensive skills and history of Epoxies, Etc. and Epoxy Technology to continue building a global business that delivers value to our customers as well as our supply chain partners.”

Michael Harrington, current president of Epoxies, Etc. and the division’s commercial leader, will transition to retirement as Willis moves into the new position.

“After 30 years of leading Epoxies, Etc., it is time to step aside and let new leadership take over,” said Harrington. “I have been fortunate to have developed friendships with customers, suppliers and employees over the years. This is what I will miss most about retiring from Epoxies, Etc. Brandon Willis is the right person to lead Epoxies, Etc. and the entire Meridian Adhesives Electronics Division. Brandon understands the importance of excellent customer service and driving creative technical solutions for challenging applications.”

Harrington leaves a notable legacy at Epoxies, Etc. Having founded the company in 1987, he has been instrumental in its significant growth over the last 30 years and the development of the expert team that will continue to drive innovation and technological advancement.

“I am extremely pleased to have Brandon joining our team,” said Daniel Pelton, CEO of Meridian Adhesives Group. “Brandon brings the right experience and leadership to take our electronics division to the next level of service for our clients and partners. Michael Harrington has been a solid operating consultant to myself and the broader Meridian Group, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

About Meridian Adhesives Group

Meridian Adhesives Group is a leading manufacturer of high-value adhesives and sealants technologies. Its portfolio of solutions includes high-performance specialty epoxy, polyurethane, hot melt and hybrid adhesives for the electronics, flooring, infrastructure and packaging markets. The company has operations in Dalton, GA; Fontana, CA; Billerica, MA; Pompano Beach, FL; Cranston, RI; Columbus, OH; Marlborough, UK; Augsburg, Germany; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

COVID-19 Updates

To our valued customers and partners,

At Meridian Adhesives Group, we recognize that businesses have been impacted by the ongoing effects of COVID-19. Our team has managed the needs of our customers and partners throughout the disruptions, and we are now positioned well to weather any recurrence. We would like to provide you with some continued assurances.

  1. We are fully operational. We’ve made accommodations in accordance with CDC recommendations. Employees are wearing masks and observing social distancing. But even under these conditions, we’re producing record amounts of adhesives, and shipments are leaving our manufacturing facilities every day.

  2. We are growing. While many are pulling back on production, we’re focused on the future. We plan to maintain our reputation as being leaders in the adhesives sector, and COVID will not alter our upward trajectory. We continue to expand in our market.

  3. We are innovating. Despite the setbacks of COVID, we’re investing in new product offerings. Our companies are launching new products and upgrading services to provide you with a comprehensive set of tools for getting the job done.

  4. We are here to support you. Our field sales specialists, technical advisors and support staff are available to provide assistance. They will, of course, observe local regulations and CDC recommendations to ensure the safety of your workforce, but if you need us, we’ll be there. At this time, all Meridian Adhesives Group manufacturing sites fall under the chemical manufacturingsector definition, and as such we will continue operations under the Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) guidance as for essential critical infrastructure work.

Our customers’ safety and success have always been, and will continue to be, our number one priority. We truly appreciate your business and intend to do all we can to support you during this crisis and long after it passes. Please stay safe and contact us if there’s anything we can do to help you and your teams.

Sincerely,

Daniel Pelton, President
Meridian Adhesives Group