Dur-A-Flex names Alessandro Machado Jesus international strategic marketing manager

Dur-A-Flex Inc. has named Alessandro Machado Jesus as international strategic marketing manager. Machado Jesus is the former global marketing manager at Henkel Corp.

“Alessandro joins us with an excellent background in polymer adhesives and sealants as well as multilingual skills. Additionally, his extensive global marketing and strategic planning roles will be crucial to Dur-A-Flex as we continue to grow, look at new markets and pursue our drive to expand,” said David Hughes, Dur-A-Flex’s vice president of marketing, research and development.

Machado Jesus said, “I am very excited to be joining Dur-A-Flex’s Marketing team and to have the opportunity to help develop the company’s strong potential, both domestically and internationally.”

Prior to joining Dur-A-Flex, he spent 13 years working for the Loctite Division of Germany-based Henkel Corporation where he held a number of Marketing leadership roles first in his native city of São Paulo, Brazil and, subsequently, relocating to the Rocky Hill, Conn. headquarters to assume additional marketing responsibilities in the United States and abroad.

A Rocky Hill, Conn. resident, Machado Jesus earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Hartford, a master’s degree in marketing from ESPM University and a bachelor’s of science in business administration from São Francisco University, São Paulo, Brazil.

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