Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., a recognized leader in the formulation and manufacture of sustainable cleaning and sanitation solutions for the industrial and institutional market, announced the promotion of JP Little to the role of Vice President of Information Technology, Bryan Mangum to the role of Vice President of Sales, and Cali Sartor to the role of Vice President of Marketing and Advertising, effective January 1, 2019.
Mr. Little joined Spartan as the director of information technology on January 3, 2011. JP came to Spartan from the Eaton Corporation, where he was an IT principal leading the business intelligence and data warehousing teams for the hydraulics organization. Prior to that, JP was the manager of data services for ManorCare Inc., in Toledo, OH, with responsibility for the success of the data services group at HCR and the management of day to day operations of the business intelligence, data warehousing, and database administration groups. With a strong business intelligence and data management background, Mr. Little has held leadership roles at Proxicom, Platinum Technology International, Detroit Edison Company, Dico Laboratories, and McNamee, Porter, and Seely, Inc. JP brings over twenty six years of IT experience to his role and has a deep understanding of enterprise IT architecture and integration. He also possesses a strong ability to recognize and understand business needs and translating them to technical solutions.
Mr. Little holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.
Mr. Mangum began his career with Spartan Chemical as an area sales representative (ASR) in June of 2005. After working as an ASR, Bryan was promoted to regional manager (RM) of the Salt Lake City Region, which covered all of Utah, Idaho, Montana and parts of Canada. After six years as a regional manager, Bryan accepted the position of national accounts manager, at Spartan headquarters, in Maumee, Ohio. In March of 2013, he was promoted to Midwest divisional manager. In that position he was responsible for nine states, two Canadian provinces and thirteen regional sales managers. In 2015, Mr. Mangum was promoted to general sales manager, assuming responsibility for management of the divisional sales management team and their respective regional managers.
Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah majoring in technical sales.
Cali joined Spartan on October 29, 2012 as the director of marketing and brought over 17 years of experience in marketing various technology products. Ms. Sartor previously served as director of marketing and new business development for Winegard Company, where she drove the portfolio strategic plan and corporate development activities including development of the company’s product, marketing and brand strategies. Before joining Winegard, Cali held the position of product line manager for Corning Incorporated’s Strategic Growth Division. Prior to Corning, she served as senior manager of product marketing and marketing communications at Cascade Microtech. Additionally, Cali has held leadership positions in marketing and product development for Iomega, XIMETA, SkyDesk and nStor.
During her tenure at Spartan Chemical, Cali has been a key player in developing the company’s product introduction process, marketing and brand strategy, as well as product line management. Ms. Sartor holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, where she studied marketing. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Portland State University in Portland, OR.
“It brings us great pleasure to promote Bryan, Cali and JP to their respective new roles at Spartan,” said John Swigart, President, Spartan Chemical Company.” I know that they will continue to bring the strategy, vision and management skills as well as a wealth of experience to these positions, enabling Spartan to strengthen our position in the industry and grow.”