Barrday Inc., doing business as Barrday Advanced Material Solutions, is establishing three market-targeted divisions involving protective products, polymer-matrix-composite materials and renewable energy capabilities. Michael Buckstein is Barrday Inc.'s owner and CEO.
Terry Butryn heads the reorganized Cambridge-based operations as president and, for the energy solutions business unit, interim president. The energy solutions unit supplies core materials, coatings, resins and sealants materials to the wind, solar, and tidal markets.
Tony Fiorenzini is president of the Cambridge-based protective solutions business unit, which supplies advanced ballistic materials for body armor, helmets, vehicle armor, plates and stab/ spike protection
Mike Buck is president of the composite solutions business unit in Millbury, Mass., formerly known as Lewcott Corp. At the May 23-26 SAMPE trade show in Long Beach, Calif., the unit will show high-performance structural and interior materials for aerospace, ablative, carbon/carbon, radome and antenna applications.
Buck said the division's business is picking up and that a focal point is in supplying fire-resistant materials used for aircraft interiors. By focusing on the market segments, the composite solutions unit is better able to use resources offered by its sister divisions, he added.
Barrday bought Lewcott in November 2007 for undisclosed terms. Buckstein said the Barrday changes, effective April 1, would help the firm better integrate Lewcott capabilities and pursue Barrday's diversification goals.
Barrday has joint ventures with Schwartz Chemical Corp. in Pickering, Ontario, where Butryn was previously president, and Lenzi Egisto SpA in Vaiano, Italy.