John Zarroli tabbed as Senior Solutions Specialist

BRADFORD, Pa. – American Refining Group Inc. (ARG) announced John Zarroli has been named senior solutions specialist.

Zarroli’s role is the key research and development (R&D) interface with ARG’s sales and marketing team, and its customers. As senior R&D solutions specialist, Zarroli anticipates, identifies and solves a wide array of challenges, often requiring innovation in planning, executing and analyzing data in creative ways.

A Maryland resident, Zarroli will share time between his home office, the Bradford refinery and traveling to visit customers seeking Specialty Refining Solutions.

“Our customers’ easy access to our in-house technical expertise has long been one of the things that separates us from the competition,” ARG Vice President – Sales and Marketing John Malone said. “ARG’s investment in John as a specialist dedicated to offering solutions bolsters our company’s can-do attitude toward solving whatever product or application challenges our customers might face.”

Zarroli comes to ARG from ABITEC Corp. of Columbus, Ohio, where he most recently served as business development manager for industrial specialties. An STLE-certified lubrication specialist (CLS), he brings 35 years of lubricants and specialties experience on production and technical teams. He graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and management systems engineering.

Zarroli serves on the ARG Quality Steering Team and is the lead technical resource for its Product Management Team. His in-depth participation with ARG’s Sales, Marketing and R&D teams will allow for a better understanding of customer needs in developing products to meet them.

ARG President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Giberson said, “Our R&D professionals are highly educated, highly experienced industry professionals. John’s addition to this group can only intensify the synergy between R&D and our Sales team, which is a big win for us as well as our customers.”

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