Sellars Adds to Sales Team

May 22, 2023

Sellars Absorbent Materials Inc. has expanded the company’s sales leadership team with the addition of two veteran executives.

Larry Cook has been appointed vice president of commercial sales. Cook joins Sellars from von Drehle Corp. where he spent the past eight years as director of jansan sales. Prior to von Drehle, he served in a variety of sales leadership roles at xpedx, Reinhart Co., and U.S. Foods.

In addition, Sellars has named Paul Ihde director of commercial sales. Like Cook, Ihde comes to Sellars from von Drehle, where he served as national accounts manager. Prior to von Drehle, he was the director of home and office for Marcal Paper Co. He also spent time at Expera Specialty Solutions, Lincoln Paper and Tissue, Green Bay Converting Inc., and Fort Howard Paper Co.

“I’m ecstatic we were able to secure two proven sales leaders who are bringing their wealth of experience and distributor relationships to Sellars,” said Tom Sellars, Sellars CEO. “The expertise and insight Larry and Paul possess will help elevate our success as we continue to aggressively grow our business by expanding into new markets with new products.”

About Sellars
Milwaukee-based Sellars Absorbent Materials Inc. manufactures a variety of shop towels, disposables wipers, sorbents, and other cleaning and janitorial products. For more information, visit