AKRON, OHIO — Michael A. Billings, 28, joined Plastics News Sept. 18 as a classified sales representive from a sales job within the plastics industry.
A five-year U.S. Navy veteran, Billings since October 1995 has worked in Akron as sales manager for LarSan Chemical Co., which distributes plastic resins as well as Z Clean purging compounds.
Before that, he worked as a legal assistant for an Akron law firm, following his Navy stint. Billings served more than three years as an administrative assistant aboard the Norfolk, Va.-based USS Theodore Roosevelt, and then nearly two years as a paralegal and office manager at the Naval Legal Service Office in Washington.
At LarSan, he was responsible for more than 200 accounts in the North American sales region. In addition to purging compounds, he sold the polyethylene, polycarbonate, polyacetal and acrylic resins distributed by LarSan.
Billings replaces Michelle Csaky, who left Plastics News recently, and he returns the publication's three-person classified sales department to full strength. He can be reached at tel. (330) 865-6137 or via e-mail at [email protected] crain.com.