Spartan Chemical Company, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, is pleased to announce the promotions of Tina Serio and Erica Kurfis in the Advertising/Marketing department. This realignment will allow Spartan to update technology marketing efforts and better support our distribution network.

Tina Serio, Manager of Information & Sales Technologies, assumes responsibility for Spartan’s Advertising/Marketing and Information Technology departments, reporting to the Vice President of Sales, Greg Ford and CFO, Scott Libbe, for those respective areas. General department oversight, creative input and marketing technology integrations will be Serio’s main focus in the new Advertising/Marketing department.

Tina Serio has been with Spartan for twelve years, originally hired as Assistant Advertising Manager until Spartan bought the CompuClean® Custodial Maintenance Management Software company. Serio managed the CompuClean services and then migrated to comprehensive Information Technology management. Serio earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, Public Relations from Bowling Green State University and is currently completing her MBA at Heidelberg University. She is a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and is a past president of The Toledo Professional Chapter of Women in Communications. Serio is also a member of ISSA’s Young Executive Society and is a CIMS ISSA Certification Expert (ICE).

Erica Kurfis was also hired in at Spartan as Assistant Advertising Manager, where she has done an outstanding job since Fall of 2006. Reporting to Tina Serio, Kurfis will manage all of the day-to-day operations of the Advertising/Marketing department at Spartan. Kurfis will be actively supporting the sales and communication efforts of our sales force and distributors. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communication Technology. She is a member of ISSA’s Young Executive Society and The Advertising Club of Toledo.