Spartan Chemical Co., Inc. announces the promotion of Ronald Laino to the position of Regional Manager, Metro New York Region effective June 1. Laino will report to Jack Ellison, East Coast Divisional Sales Manager and will be responsible for providing service, sales and support to Spartan Distributors in that area.

Laino has a degree in Advertising and Marketing from Bauder College in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and is a native New Yorker. While working in the New York market for Dunn & Bradstreet, he was transferred to Las Vegas in 1996, where he opened a real estate company with RE/MAX.

After 11 years he came back to the East coast to work for a business service contractor, consulting and setting up The Culinary Institute of America. He has spent the last year in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Laino enjoys traveling, theatre and the arts, and is active in community outreach programs for at-risk youth.