Permatex promotes Ben Grueser to Associate Marketing Manager

In his new role, Grueser will be responsible for the management of ITW’s Spray Nine and Fast Orange brands.

Permatex, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has named Ben Grueser its new Associate Marketing Manager. In his new role, Grueser will be responsible for the management of ITW’s Spray Nine and Fast Orange brands. He will initiate and coordinate the launch of new products, as well as manage profit improvement projects.

Grueser is a current ITW Permatex employee and has been with the company since May 2018. He initially joined Permatex’s finance department as a staff accountant after a successful internship. In April 2019, he became a Financial Analyst for the company and was responsible for product and sales analysis, supporting accounting activities, and internal data management.

The appointment was announced by Dan Clarke, Permatex Director of Marketing, who noted, “We are delighted to bring Ben Grueser into the marketing division here at ITW Permatex. Ben has been with our company for the past four years and has done an exceptional job in the finance department. He has an extensive knowledge of our business and the markets we serve. His skill set and experience will be a welcomed addition to our Spray Nine and Fast Orange team and the successful growth of our brands.”

Grueser holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a specialization in finance, from The Ohio State University.

Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Threadlocker Gel Twist®, Scrubs®, and Grez-Off®.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH.

Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company.

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