Acme-Hardesty, an industry leader in oleochemicals and bio-based specialty ingredients, is pleased to announce that John Rastoka has joined the company as regional sales manager – western region for Acme-Hardesty’s Oleochemicals Business Unit. In his new role, Rastoka will be responsible for selling across select western states for the Oleochemicals group, as well as providing expertise and guidance for our ongoing efforts in the lubes, grease, and metalworking markets. Rastoka will report directly to Dean Bostic. 

Rastoka brings to Acme a deep knowledge of the chemical and lubricant additive markets. Prior to joining Acme-Hardesty, he spent 8 years with Univar as Sales Manager leading a western multi-state sales team in the CASE, Energy, Food, Pharmaceutical, and General Industrial markets. Before Univar, Rastoka spent 22 years at The Lubrizol Corporation, where he was an Account Manager for the Western Region; and, as Operations Manager responsible for implementing worldwide supply strategies and initiatives. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Hiram College in Ohio, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.