Tnemec Announces New Sales Director for Water, Wastewater

Brian Cheshire. Photo courtesy of Tnemec.

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri, USA) is welcoming Brian Cheshire as the company’s new sales director for water and wastewater business. Cheshire, a 20-year veteran in the coatings industry, will bring a fresh perspective to the team as he focuses on the overall market strategy and sales activity for this key market. 

Cheshire’s hire comes after the former sales director, Vaughn O’Dea, was promoted to director of Epoxytec, a subsidiary of Tnemec.

“Cheshire brings years of coatings experience in a broad spectrum of industrial and commercial markets,” says John C. Miller, vice president of sales and business development. “We know he will be a great fit at Tnemec, where his expertise will play a key role in the growth of the water & wastewater business.” 

Prior to joining Tnemec, Cheshire served as Carboline’s market manager for water and wastewater for two years. Prior to that, he spent a year working for SteelCon Coatings Systems, a Tnemec sales agency. Before those positions, he spent many years of his career in a variety of roles at Sherwin-Williams.

“The water and wastewater treatment markets are important legacies of Tnemec’s business, and we are thrilled to have Cheshire leading the charge to promote sales and growth,” says Chase Bean, president and CEO. “I worked with Brian when he was a salesperson for Tnemec in Alabama.  Brian’s work ethic and customer-focused approach are without question, which promise great things to come with his new position.” 

In addition to his years of industry experience, Cheshire is an Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Senior Certified Coatings Inspector and is heavily involved in AMPP committees on both the national and regional levels. He is also involved with the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International, the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). 

Brian holds a marketing degree from the University of Alabama, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University.

Source: Tnemec,