Spartan Chemical Promotes 3 To Regional Manager Positions

Art Hernandez

Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, has announced the promotion of Art Hernandez, Matthew Stephens and Frank Walters to the role of regional manager.

Hernandez joins Spartan as the regional manager for the Northern California region. Prior to coming to Spartan, he worked for five years as territory manager for Applied Adhesives, in Sacramento, CA, where he focused on the management of strategic partners across the region including programming, staffing, and implementation, as well as marketing and business development strategies. Hernandez grew his territory to over $3 million for the first time since Applied began servicing the area. Prior to that, he worked for five years at VERITIV Corp., in Sacramento. In this role, Hernandez responded to and negotiated tax supported agency bids, maintained contractual agreements with those agencies, and pursued new accounts while conducting quarterly business reviews for those accounts. Hernandez established himself as a government segment expert with sales surpassing $4 million within a year and a half, which earned him a role as an Enterprise Representative.

Hernandez attended California State University, in Sacramento, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Matthew Stephens

Stephens, who has responsibility for the East Texas region, most recently served as client relations director for Avenna Healthcare in Tyler, TX, for five years. While there, he drove revenue growth and worked with location management to ensure profitability. Additionally, Stephens oversaw sales in multiple departments and provided education to patients, hospital staff, physicians, and community members concerning company services. Prior to that, Stephens spent 10 years as account manager at Dixie Paper Company, in Tyler, where he prepared bids, processed orders, provided machine demonstrations, called on accounts, and managed his territory to maximize opportunities for new customers.

Joining Spartan as the regional manager for the New York region, Walters most recently served as district manager for Speedway/7-11 throughout upstate New York for the last five years. He was responsible for directly driving sales and profits for a multi-unit area of store locations, as well as overseeing the overall condition of all stores including cleanliness, food services, food sanitation, and merchandising. Prior to that, Walters spent over six years as director of sales and operations at Global Manufacturing, in Albany, NY. He was responsible for all areas of business ownership which provided experience in manufacturing, wholesale sales, retail sales and buyer negotiations.

Frank Walters

Walters attended Arizona State University, in Phoenix, AZ, where he received his Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government.

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