Barton International Appoints New National Sales Managers

Above: David Chandler

Barton International, 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, and 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.

David Chandler joined the company in 2019 as the Southeast regional sales manager. “David has exhibited a deep
dedication to his customers and has successfully built new relationships leading to strong growth throughout the
Southeast,” said Joe Morris, vice president of sales and marketing. In this newly created position, Chandler will lead
the sales team in their efforts to bring value to clients with high-performance waterjet abrasive and parts.

Joseph Kanode (pictured above) 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. “Joe brings a decade of institutional knowledge to the position,” said Morris, “and a passion for sharing the value garnet brings to surface preparation projects.” Kanode will lead the effort to expand the industry’s use of Barton garnet
blasting media.

About BARTON International
A family-owned business for seven generations, Barton International was founded in 1878. Barton is one of the world’s
largest producers/distributors of industrial garnet grains and powders for diverse applications, such as waterjet cutting,
sandblasting, bonded and coated abrasives, and specialty grinding media. The Barton brands include high-performance
HPX® and CG ADIRONDACK® garnet and HPA® ALLTEK® garnet. The company distributes a comprehensive selection of genuine OEM parts for abrasive waterjet cutting equipment, along with exclusive products such as BART® for abrasive
removal, HYDROBLOC® waterjet bricks, and TRIDENT® diamond cutting heads. Barton’s line of Mil-Spec and CARBapproved garnet blasting abrasives provide superior safety and maximum productivity for all industrial applications.
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