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Chemetall Oakite announces NA 2003 CEO Award recipients

The 2003 North American CEO Awards were presented last month to three outstanding employees for their exemplary contributions to Chemetall Oakite. The North American CEO Award honors those employees in both sales and support functions who display excellence in service to our internal and external customers.

Tim McCune of Charlotte, NC has been chosen for the CEO Award - Sales. Tim joined Chemetall Oakite in 1990 and services both North and South Carolina.  Tim's performance for 2003 was exceptional.  His sales were in excess of one million dollars, a growth of more than $156K. He increased his customer base by 15 percent, is extremely responsive to his customers' needs and treats his fellow colleagues with sincere respect.

The Award for Support Personnel was won jointly by Karen Sohl and Ron Ascenzo.  Karen Sohl of Berkeley Heights, NJ is the Corporate Training Manager of Chemetall Oakite and a 29 year veteran withChemetall Oakite.  She has held various positions in both Research and Development and Marketing during her career with the Company.  In addition to her current training duties, she is alsoresponsible for coordinating the Company's Corporate Risk program. Karen has quietly improved the skills of many, helps protect the company's interests and reinforces the unique culturethat is Chemetall Oakite.

Ron Ascenzo is a resident of Califon, NJ.  He has been with Chemetall Oakite for 24 years, working both in the Research and Development Department and Marketing, where he is currently Senior Industry Manager.  In keeping with Chemetall Oakite's commitment to excellence, Ron promptly responds to calls requesting his services and continuously seeks innovative and better ways of doing things thereby improving the effectiveness of the marketing department.