Proven leader brings deep experience, strong credibility to new venture
Lowell, Ma., and Philadelphia, Pa., June 6, 2011 – US Phosphor, the sole manufacturer of long-persistence phosphor in the United States, announced today that it has named Allen Sexton general manager. Sexton brings decades of phosphor and chemical industry experience to the company. He will have key responsibilities in advancing US Phosphor’s strategy to expand its product set and deepen its penetration into vertical markets.
Sexton previously served as the vice president of Prayon, Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty phosphorus chemicals based in Belgium. During his five years at Prayon, Sexton was responsible for all tactical and strategic planning and execution in North American business markets. With US Phosphor, Sexton will oversee all sales and business development, as well as all manufacturing and production operations.
“Allen is a proven leader and he will be a huge asset for us as we continue to build our business in the U.S. and globally,” said John Sacht, senior vice president, Emerging Technologies, for Day & Zimmermann. “We are working on some exciting new applications and Allen’s expertise across the chemical industry provides a unique perspective on the issues and trends that are most important to us and our customers.”
Prior to his employment at Prayon, Sexton worked for Proviron, S.A., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, and Kleer Consulting Group, an engineering consulting and sales service for chemical products. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia State University and an M.B.A. from Auburn University.
About US Phosphor
Founded in 2011, US Phosphor is a joint venture of Day & Zimmermann – a provider of industrial, defense, and workforce solutions – and Performance Indicator, LLC – a market leader in color change, indicator, and photoluminescent technologies, with expertise in phosphor development. It is the only US manufacturer of long-persistence phosphor. The firm’s patented technology platform delivers up to 18 hours of continuous lighting in a broad color palette. This unique capability creates a wide variety of practical consumer and business applications in energy efficient signage, safety and egress products, and paints among others. The company has a strong commitment to expanding its product applications and offerings through ongoing research and development.