Staff

Corporate Officers

  • Brett Walburn

    President & Sales Manager

    Brett joined dar-tech in 1991, as an instrument specialist. In 1993, he went to work for BYK-Gardner as a Regional Sales Manager, and was based in Texas and later North Carolina. Brett rejoined dar-tech in 1999, while continuing his role as Regional Sales Manager for BYK-Gardner. Brett became the company's President in December of 2012. His role within dar-tech is to ensure that our customers receive the highest level of service and support, that our principals have the most competent and connected sales team in the industries we serve, and that our team is excited about our business, and equipped to handle the changes that the market presents.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x120
    Fax: 216-663-8007

  • Jim Benduhn

    Senior Vice President

    Jim joined dar-tech, inc. in September of 1972. Previously, he was in purchasing for Sherwin-Williams for five-years and has a BBA from Ohio University. Jim's focus within Dar-Tech is on managing our relationships with National Accounts, as well as in researching new market areas.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x107
    Fax: 216-663-8007

  • Thomas Kramer, CPA

    CFO

    Tom joined dar-tech, inc.. in March of 1998. Previously, he was at Ken-Mac Metals and Improvement Catalog. He has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Toledo. Tom's areas of focus are consistently maintaining and improving key financial measurements, as well as overseeing and improving general business operations.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x115

  • Pete Marek

    Vice President, Distribution

    Pete joined dar-tech, inc. in March of 1994 as a sales territory manager. He covers Northwestern Ohio. Pete graduated from the Cleveland State University. While maintaining his sales responsibilities, his role also includes managing Dar-Tech's relationships with our Principals.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x106
    Fax: 216-663-8007

Sales Representatives

  • Glen Hawthorne

    Regional Sales Representative

    Glen joined dar-tech, inc. team in May of 2010 after 37 years experience with Elementis Specialties as Senior Account Manager and Technical Service Representative. While with Elementis, Glen received a patent for "Organic Fluid Systems Containing Clay/Polyamide Compositions" in 1999. His current sales territory covers Indiana and Kentucky.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x234

  • Tommy Dressel

    Regional Sales Representative

    Tommy joined dar-tech, inc. team in July of 2011. With 20+ years experience in the Coatings Industry, 16 of those in the sales of Chemical Raw Materials, he covers the Akron/Canton area and east in Ohio. Tommy is a member of the ACA,SPE,CCS, and ISCT.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x117

  • Jason Ciesielski

    Sales Representative

    Jason started with Dar-Tech in 2014. He has been an Outside Sales Representative for the past 8 years. He attended Canisius College in Buffalo NY where he received his B.A. degree. Jason represents New York and Pennsylvania.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x232

  • Kaylee O'Malley

    Sales Representative

    Kaylee has been with Dar-Tech for 3 years. She is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace, and came to Dar-Tech from the labs at Lubrizol. Her territory covers much of Northeast Ohio.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x118

  • Kyle Schenz

    Sales Representative

    Kyle is the newest member of the Dar-Tech team! He joined us in December 2015. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2010, and then completed his MBA in 2012 from Franklin University. Before Dar-Tech, he spent five years in the coatings industry doing customer service, supply chain, and sales. His territory includes Central and Southern Ohio areas as well as West Virginia.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x230

  • Keith Garvin

    Sales Representative

    Keith comes to dar-tech from Reichhold Incorporated. He has a background in sales, systems engineering, and lab tech services. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from a manufacturer's perspective, and has previously worked with distribution. Keith's territory is the state of Michigan as well as Northern Indiana.

    Phone: 800-228-7347, Ext. 236

Inside Sales

  • Ted Pawlak

    Purchasing and Logistics

    Ted joined Dar-Tech, Inc. in July of 1998. He became the Inside Sales Representative for instrumentation, and his role has grown to include purchasing, logistics, and warehouse operations for Dar-Tech.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x104

Office Staff

  • Siobhan Myers

    Director of Marketing

    Siobhan began with Dar-Tech in 2013. She has been in customer service and distribution for over 18 years. Siobhan's role with Dar-Tech includes Marketing, Principal communications, and ensuring Customer Satisfaction through efforts in continuous improvement in our Customer Service department.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x119

  • Lydia Stevenson

    Customer Service Representative

    Lydia has been with Dar-Tech for 25 years. She is currently in our Customer Service group, and manages both Accounts Payable and Receivable.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x101

  • Yvette Kolar

    Customer Service Representative

    Yvette has been with Dar-Tech, Inc. in our Customer Service department for over 17 years. She has responsibility for processing orders, as well as sample coordination.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x109

  • Juli Kostal

    Customer Service Representative

    Juli is the latest addition to our Customer Service team. She began with us in 2013, and is responsible for processing orders as well as sample requests.

    Phone: 800-228-7347 x100