Posted February 22, 2023

SSP Hires Kevin Wickert as Sales and Marketing Manager

Wickert previously worked for GE, SKF and WD-40. 

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing that Kevin Wickert has been hired as the company's new Sales and Marketing Manager. Kevin joined SSP on February 1st and is filling a position that has remained open since Adam Stiles, who is now SSP's Chief Operating Officer (COO), was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2020.

Prior to joining SSP, Kevin worked for several Fortune 100 companies and was a business owner during a 20+ year career that’s taken him from his native Syracuse, New York to Phoenix, Arizona to the Capital District. He is a graduate of Lemoyne College and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York.

Kevin has worked as a Senior Account Manager and Regional Manager for General Electric, a District Sales Manager for a business unit of SKF Group and was the Regional Sales Manager for the Northeastern United States for the WD-40 company. In addition to stints at Ford Motor Credit Company and Verizon Enterprise Solutions, he has owned franchised businesses in food service and personal care.

As the Sales and Marketing Manager for SSP, Kevin works closely with Karen Heidenstrom, Senior Account Manager, on laboratory products; Dominic Testo, Business Development Manager, on industrial products; and Nichole Hotaling, SSP’s Customer Account Operations Manager. Kevin will also manage global and domestic accounts that Adam Stiles has retained since his 2020 promotion.

About Specialty Silicone Products
Specialty Silicone Products was founded in 1989 to meet growing demand from niche markets where no commercial silicone solution existed. Today, the company makes EMI/RFI silicones, EMI/RFI conductive O-rings, EMI extrusions, custom-molded EMI gaskets, military and aerospace silicones, FDA and USP Class VI silicones, and laboratory products that include septa liners and caps for chromatography research. The company’s Ballston Spa,
New York (USA) headquarters is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has a facility footprint of 54,000 square feet. SSP was acquired by Heico Corporation in 2018. 

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