Garnet Abrasives Supplier Appoints Two New National Sales Managers

BARTON International has appointed two new national sales managers, David Chandler (left) and Joseph Kanode (right), who will serve as national waterjet market manager and national blast media market manager, respectively. Photos courtesy of BARTON International.

In an emailed press release, BARTON International (Glens Falls, New York, USA), the world’s premier supplier of garnet abrasives, has announced the appointment of two national sales managers to serve the North American market. David Chandler has been named national waterjet market manager, while Joseph Kanode will serve as the national blast media market manager of the family-owned producer and distributor of garnet abrasives used in waterjet cutting and abrasive blasting. 

Chandler joined the company in 2019 as the Southwest regional sales manager. In the newly created position of national waterjet market manager, he will lead the sales team in their efforts to bring value to clients with high-performance waterjet abrasive and parts. 

“David has exhibited a deep dedication to his customers and has successfully built new relationships leading to strong growth throughout the Southeast,” says Joe Morris, vice president of sales and marketing. 

Kanode has served as BARTON’s Gulf Coast regional sales manager for the past 10 years. During this time, he built lasting relationships with end users, contractors, and individuals at all levels of the corrosion protection industry. Kanode will lead the effort to expand the industry’s use of BARTON garnet blasting media. 

“Joe brings a decade of institutional knowledge to this position,” Morris says,” and a passion for sharing the value garnet brings to surface preparation projects.”