Champaign, IL, August, 23rd, 2021 – Autonomic Materials, Inc. (AMI), the global leader in high-performance, self-healing coatings, today announced the addition of William A. Sante III to its leadership team as Vice President, Sales and Business Development.
Prior to joining the AMI team, Bill held various leadership positions with Phillips Tank & Service, Axalta, and PPG. He has over two decades of experience leading global teams in achieving consistent growth within the Automotive and Industrial coating segments, via multiple technology platforms. Bill entered the coating industry in an accounting capacity and then transitioned into a series of progressive global roles including Product Management, Marketing, Corporate Strategic Planning and Sales Leadership. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS degree in Economics and later acquired his MBA, from the University of Pittsburgh, while working for a global investment banking company.
“I am excited for the opportunity to join the AMI team. The company offers cutting edge solutions for the ever-changing needs of the OEM and after-market protective coating, adhesive and sealant segments. Its encapsulation technology creates value for the Architectural, Construction, Oil & Gas and Transportation industries by offering self-healing attributes combined with low VOC solutions. I am honored to be a partner with AMI’s senior management team, leveraging my industry and sales leadership experience as the organization enters into its next growth phase.” Mr. Sante said.
“I’m pleased to be adding another experienced leader to our management team. Bill brings deep experience spanning sales leadership, product management and marketing in the coatings industry that will serve the company well. He has a great appreciation for the dynamics of the industry as a whole and the opportunities available to our company as true innovators in the space. I look forward to working with him to position AMI to lead the elimination of the traditional tradeoffs between high performance asset protection and environmental responsibility.” added AMI’s CEO, Dr. Gerald Wilson.
As VP of Sales and Business Development, Mr. Sante, will expedite sales growth for AMI’s fully formulated coating products, anchored by the company’s AMP-UP 100, low VOC epoxy primer product, into target building envelope, general industrial and concrete repair segments, while leading evaluation of opportunities for growth into new segments.
About Autonomic Materials, Inc.
Based in Champaign, Illinois, AMI is the worldwide commercial leader in self-healing high-performance coatings. The company is committed to developing products for users who care about protecting critical assets without sacrificing performance, harming those that maintain or use the assets, or having an adverse effect on the environment. The company’s AMP-UP 100 product combines low VOC, high performance asset protection, ease of use and short recoat times for a solution that is environmentally-friendly, while lowering cost of maintenance over the lifetime of the asset. AMI offers compatible acrylic, polyurethane and FEVE topcoats to meet a broad range of protection requirements. The company’s high-performance primers are powered by self-healing technology based on its own expanding IP portfolio as well as exclusive rights to IP from the Autonomous Materials Systems (AMS) group at the Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
SOURCE Autonomic Materials, Inc.
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