Ben Smalley is promoted to the new Director of Business Development at SEKISUI KYDEX. He will lead the business development team to continue growth in their strategic markets as well as new emerging markets.

New Director of Business Development, Ben Smalley

In the last six years Smalley built his network and guided the SEKISUI KYDEX aviation and design teams to reimagine the way they collaborate with customers. Ben raising his hand for the position was inspired by his vision to make SEKISUI KYDEX a leader in aviation, mass transit, medical, and new market exploration.

Smalley’s passion for the aviation business positioned SEKISUI KYDEX as a thought leader in aviation interiors. He found success in his earlier role as aviation market business manager by reconnecting with customers and restructuring how the company interacted with the industry. His efforts to expand the aircraft seating OEMs customer base and designer relationships continue to elevate the aviation business.

Ben has developed from a high-performing customer-focused sales professional to a leader with a true understanding of the SEKISUI KYDEX business, culture, and long-term plans. He will join the strategic leadership team and assist in leading the organization by bringing the voice of the customer to the decision-making process and providing representation to customer-facing teams. Ben commented, “I am honored for the opportunity to lead our business development strategy and continue to grow within our organization. I look forward to learning more about other areas of our business and leading our teams into new markets and applications.”


SEKISUI KYDEX innovates and creates sustainable thermoplastic material solutions for the next generation of product design. SEKISUI Chemical’s corporate commitment to Speed, Service, and Superiority is realized through the KYDEX® Thermoplastics business model of manufacturing bespoke materials with short lead times in small quantities. This Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) model at three manufacturing campuses expands beyond thermoplastic sheet. The KYDEX® portfolio also includes injection molding resins, proprietary Infused Imaging™ technology, integral special effects, unique textures, and custom products and design. The SEKISUI KYDEX appLab™ and designLab® Innovation Centers are collaborative spaces for clients and customers to bring the supply chain together for rapid prototyping and design development. These spaces are the bridge between engineering and art. More than 300 dedicated professionals in Bloomsburg, PA, and Holland, MI, working with a global network of sales and distribution partners, are committed to delivering more than their customers can imagine. Visit for more information.