Petroferm Announces New Sales Manager - Europe

Gurnee, IL – Petroferm a Vantage Specialty Chemicals business is pleased to announce that Mr. Dirk Budde, Dipl.-Ing. has joined our Cleaning team as Regional Sales Manager – Europe. Dirk has a Masters in Management and a Process Engineering degree and is highly experienced in the specialty chemical field. Dirk’s most recent role as a Business Development Specialist with Dow Corning where he was responsible for OEM’s as well as Tier 1 and Tier e.g. in the electronics sector. Dirk was a recipient of Dow Corning’s achievement awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for sales and business development excellence. He has an extensive background in working with customers and distribution partners in business development. Dirk has also held positions in production management as well as Research and Development.

Dirk will be responsible for sales of AXAREL®, BIOACT®, CleanSafe™ and LENIUM® cleaning product brands in Europe, Middle East, and Africa and be critical in growing our European electronics and precision markets.  Dirk will work with our customers and distribution partners throughout the region with the strong support of our Customer Service Center located in Chertsey, UK. 

Dirk will be based in Dortmund, Germany.

About Petroferm Cleaning
Petroferm is a leading supplier of precision cleaning products to the global electronics, aerospace and precision cleaning markets. Since 1986, Petroferm has been developing cleaning agents to replace hazardous substances which pose high safety, health and environmental risk. Petroferm is based in Gurnee, IL with represenative offices in Europe and Asia, as well as a distribution network covering five continents and over 60 countries. For additional information, please refer to the Petroferm website:

About  Vantage
Vantage is a uniquely positioned specialty Chemicals Company focused on naturally derived ingredients serving a diverse and growing set of global end markets including personal care, lubricant, industrial, oil field and food markets. Vantage converts renewable natural raw materials into products that are widely used in a range of specialized applications due to their performance benefits and environmental characteristics. For additional information, please refer to the Vantage website:

AXAREL, BIOACT, and LENIUM are registered trademarks of Vantage Specialties, Inc.
CleanSafe is a trademark of Vantage Specialties, Inc.