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Dickey Shurling

October 2, 2019

Burgess Pigment appoints Dickey Shurling as Regional Sales Manager.

Burgess Pigment Company is proud to introduce Dickey Shurling as its new Regional Sales Manager for coatings and polymer applications in the Southeastern states.  Dickey brings over 35 years of experience in industrial minerals.  Before joining Burgess Pigment Company, Dickey worked for Imerys Carbonates North America where his most recent role was Commercial Manager for their carbonate’s offerings.  Previously in the Imerys Carbonates group, Dickey served as Director of Product Management and Quality for 15 years.  Prior to Imerys’ purchasing the company, Dickey held several key roles at ECC International including Global Technical Leader for Plastics, Manager of Product Development, and Process Engineer.  Dickey’s expertise covers particle dispersion, particle packing, surface chemistry, and rheology in the use of kaolin and calcium carbonate in a wide range of product applications.

Dickey received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Emory University and a Master’s of Science in Chemistry from the University of Georgia.  Dickey holds 10 United States patents in mineral processing and applications.

Burgess Pigment Company is a manufacturer of specialty anhydrous and hydrous kaolin clays.    Founded in 1948, Burgess Pigment Company has a legacy of excellent customer service with an innovative focus that provides unique, value added products to its customers in coatings, wire & cable, rubber & plastics, construction, and other specialty markets.

Samuel Gomez

October 2, 2019

Burgess Pigment appoints Samuel Gomez as Regional Sales Manager.

Burgess Pigment Company is proud to introduce Samuel Gomez as its new Regional Sales Manager for coatings and polymer applications in Southwestern states, and Central & South America.  Samuel brings over 24 years of experience in the chemical and pigment industries, representing a wide range of products in the United States and Latin America.

Before joining Burgess Pigment Company, Sam worked for Raw Materials Corporation in Houston, Texas where he was responsible for the sales and market development initiatives for their array of offerings, including kaolin.  Concurrently, Sam also served as a Sales Consultant for Cathay Industries USA where he was tasked with the sales and marketing initiatives for their iron oxide pigments in Latin America.  Previously, Sam worked exclusively for Cathay Industries USA as their Technical and Sales Specialist where his responsibilities covered the United States and Latin America.  Prior, Sam worked for a number of companies and held key roles in research and development, quality control, technical service, export logistics, and sales & marketing.  Sam’s wide-ranging expertise covers flame retardants, plasticizers, organic and inorganic pigments, pigment dispersions, clays, resins and other products used in the coatings, plastics and construction industries. Sam studied chemical engineering at Toluca Technological Institute in Toluca, Mexico.

Burgess Pigment Company is a manufacturer of specialty anhydrous and hydrous kaolin clays.    Founded in 1948, Burgess Pigment Company has a legacy of excellent customer service with an innovative focus that provides unique, value added products to its customers in coatings, wire & cable, rubber & plastics, construction, and other specialty markets.