Sika Announces Several Personnel Changes in Two Divisions

Sika Corp. has named a new director of technical services and systems engineering, senior chemist, chemist, process engineer and office coordinator for its Target Market Industry and North American Automotive divisions.

Jeff Woodford is promoted to director, technical services and systems engineering, reporting to Phil Weber, vice president, product engineering and technical services. Woodford joined Sika in April 1999 as a chemical engineer focusing on the Transportation and Aftermarket segments. His most recent position was manager of the technical service group in Madison Heights, Mich. In addition to his current responsibilities, Woodford will also take on the responsibility for managing the Madison Heights Facility functions.

Sika has promoted Jena Mabilia to senior chemist, reporting to Leslie Wolschleger, lab manager. Mabilia joined Sika in May 2001 as a junior chemist. During her time with Sika, Mabilia has contributed to material approvals for automakers. In her new role, Mabilia will lead the development of new product technologies.

Elizabeth Farhat has been promoted to chemist, reporting to Wolschleger. Farhat joined Sika in 2010 as a contract employee and in April 2012 was hired as a research technician. During her time with Sika, Farhat supported multiple development projects. In her new role, Farhat will lead testing of SikaBaffle for General Motors.

Debra Watrous has joined Sika as office coordinator for Target Market Industry and Region NA Automotive, Madison Heights, Mich. She will report to Renae Branham, supervisor, human resources. Before joining Sika, Watrous worked in administration for Chrysler. In her new role with Sika, Watrous will be responsible for organizing and maintaining Madison Heights Facility, processing purchase orders and other administrative tasks.

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