MetoKote Names New Manager

Shari Barta will work on the coating company's Deer & Company business.

Lima, OHIO — MetoKote Corporation, Inc., a protective coating applications services, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Shari Barta as strategic account manager representing MetoKote’s Deere & Company business.  She will be based in Swisher, Iowa.

Barta earned her bachelor’s degree in business at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Prior to joining MetoKote, she worked with Exide Technologies as director for heavy duty off-road sales.  One of her responsibilities with Exide was management of the company’s Deere business.  She also has worked with John Deere in Moline, Ill., in various capacities. 

MetoKote Corporation serves more than 1,000 customers in 40 facilities throughout the United States and the world. The company provides environmentally sound and cost-effective coating solutions to a variety of industries such as agriculture, appliance, automotive, computer, construction equipment, electrical, furniture, industrial equipment, recreational, and truck and bus. 

John Deere and MetoKote started their relationship in 1991 in a compact utility tractor plant in Augusta, Ga.  MetoKote installed and still manages the coating application equipment inside the facility.  Over the years, MetoKote’s association with Deere has grown to provide coating services for more than a dozen different Deere facilities throughout North America.