Oxeon (Boras, Sweden) is expanding its business and has added two people to the sales team to help develop new applications and educate the North American market about its trademarked TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements and their unique performance and weight saving benefits.
Mark Shioleno and Dave Kolosek have been recruited, Shioleno as Sales Manager Aerospace – North America, and Kolosek as Sales Manager Sporting Goods – North America. Andreas Martsman, vice president of marketing and sales at Oxeon AB, says “We are really pleased to welcome Mark and Dave to the TeXtreme team. Both have excellent skills within their fields and possess knowledge on how to best help customers solve their problems. The U.S. market has been growing in importance for us and this is an important step to better serve our customers located there.”
Shioleno has served in various commercial and technical positions during his 29 years in advanced materials. Most recently, he was Global Aerospace Industry Manager at AGY where he led sales and business development for aerospace applications using AGY’s S-2 Glass and other high-performance glass fibers. Prior to joining AGY, he served as Global Sales Manager at Cytec Carbon Fibers and in business development at Innegrity. His experience also includes assignments at Zeon Chemicals and Lord Corp. He earned a BS in Chemistry from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of South Carolina. He is based at his home office in Aiken, SC.
Kolosek brings over 20 years of experience in the sporting goods industry to Oxeon. Prior to joining Oxeon, he managed sales for the northeastern U.S. and select key customers for W.L. Gore’s GORE BIKE WEAR and GORE RUNNING WEAR lines. Kolosek also served as the U.S. Sales Manager for Hillerich & Bradsby’s TPS Hockey division for seven years before joining W.L. Gore. He earned his BA in Economics from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. and will work out of his home office in Saratoga Springs, NY.