Posted December 3, 2018

Permatex names new VP and general manager

Permatex announced several organizational changes in its Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) Group.

Lee Burtleson Dan Clarke
Burtleson Clarke

Lee Burtelson has been named as the new vice presifdent and general manager for engine repair and is responsible for all activities of the Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) Group. Prior to his appointment, Burtelson was vice president of strategic marketing for the ITW Fluids Platform. He joined ITW in 2015 and was a primary force in reviving organic growth in the Fluids Platform. He holds a BA in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and an MBA from Strathclyde University in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He will be based in Solon, Ohio.

Andy Robinson has retired after a career of almost 20 years with ITW. Robinson played a key role in the integration process when ITW first acquired the Permatex business in 2005 and has held the VPGM position at Permatex since 2008. He is credited with helping Permatex maintain its significant market share in the business and set the gold standard in all of ITW for operational efficiency.

Prior to his retirement, Robinson promoted Dan Clarke to sales director for the U.S. traditional aftermarket. “Dan has done an excellent job in developing and marketing our products as well as commercializing new products and managing activities affecting profitability and product life cycle. We are delighted to have him as the leader of our traditional sales team and look forward to his contributions to the growth of the AAM Engine Repair Business,” Robinson said.

Clarke has been with Permatex since 2015 and has served as its senior product manager. During his tenure, Clarke oversaw significant growth in revenue, market share, and margin in his product categories. Prior to Permatex, Clarke was a business unit manager at Coburn Technologies Inc. and held various management and sales positions with HID Global Corporation. He holds a BS in Business Management from Albertus Magnus and is currently pursuing an MBA from The University of Hartford Barney School of Business.