LINWOOD, PA — Foamex International Inc., a leading manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products, has named Donald Phillips to the position of executive vice president, automotive products. Phillips succeeds Arthur Vartanian, who has left the company to pursue other interests.
Phillips is a former employee of Foamex. He initially joined Foamex in March, 1997 as senior account manager. Prior to joining the company, he was North American automotive manager of Petoskey Plastics. From 1993 through 1995, Phillips was a manufacturing representative at C. Neumann Associates, Inc., where he managed existing programs and new business initiatives. Earlier in his career, he worked for Chemcentral, Inc., as a sales representative.
In addition, Foamex has created a Detroit-based center for the marketing, sales and development of engineered, technical foam products for the automotive markets. The organization will become an arm of the company’s Technical Products Group, and will be headed by Daniel Frich, vice president – automotive solutions.
Frich brings seven years of R&D experience to the company. He previously served as plant manager of Foamex’s Santa Teresa, NM, plant. Prior to that he worked for ARCO Chemical, developing and commercializing new urethane materials for automotive and specialty markets.
Both Frich and Phillips will be based in Novi, Mich.
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