Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Sauereisen, Inc., a global leader in corrosion protection materials, announced that Mark Golla has been promoted to vice president of sales and Michael J. Briglia to associate materials scientist.
In his new role, Golla will continue overseeing the promotion of Sauereisen, as well as work with the executive team to develop strategies to move the company forward.
“It is an honor and a privilege to announce Mark’s promotion,” said company president J. Eric Sauereisen. “It reflects his attitude, initiative and certainly his successes within our company and with our customers. We look forward to Mark leveraging his more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience to help position our company for the future.”
Since 2014, Golla has served as sales director for Sauereisen. He previously held positions at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics, Schott Glass Technologies and Harbison Walker Refractories.
Golla graduated with distinction from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Material Science/Ceramic Engineering. He also earned an Executive MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife, Kimberly, and their two boys live in Pittsburgh.
Working from the company’s corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Briglia’s responsibilities include new product development, contractor training, technical assistance, inspections on job sites throughout the United States, and in-house quality control testing.
Briglia began his career at Sauereisen as an internal laboratory technician in 2015 after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology.
“We are very proud to have Michael as part of our team,” said Sauereisen. “What drives this promotion is attitude, ability and motivation in moving forward.”
During his time at Sauereisen, Briglia has advanced his knowledge of coating and lining systems by completing the nationally recognized NACE Coating Inspector Programs, CIP Level 1 and CIP Level 2. He has led laboratory experiments to explore the processes behind geopolymerization, helping to create a new family of cements, based on an emerging technology, for construction and wastewater environments. He also is heavily involved in Sauereisen’s inorganic cement technologies and is responsible for the development of new ceramic and structural cements.
Briglia, who hails from Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, currently resides in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. When not in the laboratory, he enjoys being on lakes and rivers in a boat, canoe or kayak where he can pursue his interest in photography.
SOURCE – Sauereisen Inc.