Acme-Hardesty Introduces New Household, Industrial and Institutional Business Unit with Experienced and Energetic Leader

Blue Bell, PA – Acme-Hardesty, a division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., is an industry leader in sustainable, specialty ingredients. As Acme-Hardesty continues its significant growth journey, we have formed a new Strategic Business Unit (SBU) under the name Household, Industrial and Institutional (HI&I). This new Strategic Business Unit will focus specifically on several new and expanding market segments including:

  • Air Care
  • Candles
  • Fabric Care
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Wet Wipes

Along with the creation of a new SBU, Acme-Hardesty has internally promoted experienced and energetic leader, Bob Malenchini. Bob has considerable knowledge and understanding of the HI&I industry leaning on his expertise in the Personal Care industry where he served as National Sales Director – Personal Care, with Acme-Hardesty, for 5 years. Acme-Hardesty will continue the diversification and growth of our HI&I product portfolio focusing on specialty additives for household and commercial applications such as dish care, laundry, air care, and surface cleaners.

“I am committed to facilitating a smooth transition with our new National Sales Director – Personal Care, Dawn Neuls. This is an exciting opportunity for Acme-Hardesty to focus and develop excellent relationships in the HI&I industry and I am thrilled to lead our team” – Bob Malenchini, Vice President Household, Industrial and Institutional Acme-Hardesty’s recently renovated Research and Innovation Laboratories will support our new HI&I SBU through formulation ideation and customer collaboration. Furthermore, supplier partners are able to work in partnership with Acme-Hardesty Chemists to explore new

applications. Acme-Hardesty is taking this step to proactively exceed the expectations of their customers and suppliers, and to differentiate themselves from traditional distributors.

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About Acme-Hardesty

Acme-Hardesty celebrates its 80th Anniversary! A division of Jacob Stern & Sons, Inc., Acme-Hardesty is one of the largest North American distributors of castor oil and derivatives, oleochemical derivatives, bio-based products, preservatives, and surfactants, as well as a full range of renewable palm-based glycerine, fatty acids, fatty alcohols, and specialty esters. A member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Acme-Hardesty champions the use of sustainable, renewable products and the development of bio-based solutions for real-world applications in the future.

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