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AgION Technologies, Inc., a leader in providing silver-based antimicrobial solutions, announced that Ginger Merritt has joined the company as vice president of worldwide marketing. In this role, Merritt will be responsible for designing and implementing marketing initiatives and programs to support exponential growth. In addition, she will be leading the development and execution of the company's external communication and media relations to increase worldwide awareness of AgION’s antimicrobial technology in target markets including food and water, textiles, construction, consumer products and healthcare.
“We are excited to welcome Ginger to the growing AgION team,” said Stuart R. Patterson, CEO. “Ginger brings an ideal combination of technical expertise and extensive industry marketing experience to this critical position. Her proven ability in developing new markets and expanding share in a variety of business verticals will be essential as the applications for our industry-leading antimicrobial solutions continue to grow.”
Merritt has 20 years of experience in the polymer, specialty chemical and coatings industries. Prior to joining AgION, Merritt was the Global Marketing Manager in the Can Products division at WR Grace & Co, where she was responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies, sales tactics and new product introductions.Previously, Merritt worked at Cuno, Inc. in the Coatings and General Industrial Division as the Global Marketing Manager. She has also worked as a business professor at Collin County Community College in Texas and held various positions during her career at Akzo Nobel Chemicals, serving in multiple capacities around the world, including posts in Texas, New York and Singapore. Merritt received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Houston and received her MBA from Columbia University.
“AgION's safe, effective and innovative silver-based technology is gaining share in the growing market for antimicrobials that work to limit the spread of microbes and keep products and surfaces cleaner,” Merritt said. “Our strategic partnerships with leading brands such as Motorola, AK Steel and BASF have positioned AgION for continued growth as a leading provider of antimicrobial solutions. I am thrilled to be part of this innovative company, and I look forward to helping AgION build new alliances and expand its presence in key geographic markets.”