Akron, Ohio Sales Office

Akron, Ohio Sales Office
  • Sales Representatives
  • Technical Service Representatives
  • Customer Service Representatives

Sales & Tech Services Team

Joel Neilsen,
Manager Technical Services

Joel Neilsen has been employed in the rubber industry for over 35 years.  Since 2000, Joel has been with Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co. where he is currently Manager of Technical Service.  After obtaining degrees in Chemistry (College of Wooster) and Chemical Engineering (Cleveland State University), Joel began his career in the rubber industry with The BFGoodrich Tire Company where he had assignments in Tire Development and Production Support.  After BFG, Joel joined Uniroyal Chemical Co. in Sales Development, and then Bayer as a Technical Service Representative for rubber chemicals and synthetic elastomers prior to joining Sid Richardson. 


Randy Heldman,
Regional Sales Manager

Randy has served as Regional Sales Manager since joining the Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy team in 2000. Prior to coming to SRCE, he had 22 years of experience in the rubber industry. This prior experience ranges from rubber compounding, mixing techniques, extrusion and calendaring process enhancement. Randy attended Eastern Michigan University and has held positions of Laboratory Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Field Service Technician in the custom mix and retreading arenas. Currently he services accounts in the Upper and Southern Midwest territory. 

Mike Widmor,
Regional Sales Manager

Mike Widmor joined Sid Richardson Carbon Co. in 2001 as a Technical Service Representative. After a few years in this position, he joined SRCE's sales team where he currently services accounts in the Upper Midwest, Northeast, Canada, and Latin America. Prior to joining SRCE, Mike was a chemist for a major tire company. He holds a degree in Chemistry and an MBA. 

Johnny Johnson,
Regional Sales Manager

Johnny Johnson joined Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co. in 2011 having previous worked in the metal fabricating business. He holds a BS in Marketing from Texas Tech University. While attending Texas Tech Johnny worked summers in our Addis, LA. plant where he learned the manufacturing and shipping processes. Johnny, while serving as Regional Sales Manager to the southern and western U.S., also specializes in railcar unloading techniques. His services are available to teach your receiving staff the proper techniques of railcar unloading.

Peter Cameron,
Technical Service Rep

As a Technical Service Representative for Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy Co., Peter Cameron contributes his skill set in the areas of material and product development, process engineering, quality assurance, and generating cost reduction initiatives, to help meet customer needs, in the selective use of carbon black. Peter holds a B.S Degree in Chemistry, along with over thirty-three years of experience in natural, synthetic rubber, and plastic compound formulation development, bench-marking end-product performance, and establishing manufacturing process parameters for Banbury mixing, extrusion, calendaring, and molding


Lynn-El Nos,
Business Manager


Jennie Cuppett,
Technical Assistant


Julie Alchier,
Sr. Customer Service Representative


Traci Carpenter, 
Sr. Customer Service Representative


Kim McCants, 
Sr. Customer Service Representative