Valspar names D’Acquisto sales manager

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Tony D’Acquisto has been named sales manager for the automotive aftermarket channel for the Valspar Corp., where he will work closely with customers, helping them develop innovative and proactive programs designed to grow their business through increased sales of PlastiKote products.

D’Acquisto will have national account responsibility, serving key retail and commercial accounts in the North American automotive aftermarket. He will focus on working with customers to provide solutions and optimize sales as related to the automotive paint category, further establishing the PlastiKote brand of products in the marketplace.

For the past seven years, D’Acquisto has worked for Littelfuse Inc., a manufacturer of automotive and electrical fuses and automotive circuit protection. There, he served as the North American aftermarket national sales manager for the past three years, where his responsibilities included key retail and commercial accounts as well as managing the regional sales staff.

“Tony has established very strong relationships, and his knowledge and experience will be a huge asset in helping the new PlastiKote gain market share in the automotive aftermarket,” says Lance S. Bunch, category manager of automotive aftermarkets and industrial distribution MRO for Valspar.