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Darcoid’s Bill Sharratt Is Promoted to Senior VP Business Development


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OAKLAND, California (February 1, 2021):  Expertise, experience, and innovation are qualities smart companies recognize and reward. In recognition of Director of OEM Sales Bill Sharratt’s 25 years in the seal industry, Darcoid has announced his promotion as the new Senior Vice President Business Development.

Darcoid is a private, family-owned seal solutions company that helps make the best working products in the world for their partners. The company is headquartered in Oakland, California with support offices and distribution warehouses across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

During his tenure in the seal industry, Mr. Sharratt has developed a depth of applications experience in semiconductor processing equipment, life science, aerospace, medical devices, fluid power, energy, and general industrial markets. He also has extensive experience in the value-added distribution space as well as success with Parker Hannifin Corporation (major brand seal OEM).   

Mr. Sharratt joined Darcoid in 2012 and soon set the vision for the company’s unique mix of technical expertise and alignment with customers for whom innovation is a must. 

“Bill is the gold standard with respect to structuring a supplier/customer partnership.  I can’t think of anyone who does it better. His consistent support, honesty, insights, and ethics are all deeply appreciated.  If I moved to a different company, I would seek out Darcoid, specifically to work with Bill.  Fox needs more relationships like this.  It’s like having an “Easy Button,” says Phil Tsiaras, Chief Engineer & Lead Technologies, Fox Factory, Inc.

Mr. Sharratt was raised in the United Kingdom where he majored in commercial horticulture. After moving to California, he earned his BA in Liberal Studies at Notre Dame De Namur University (summa cum laude).  An active volunteer in youth soccer coaching and school garden science programs, he enjoys hiking with his family, spending time with his two dogs, and thoroughly ignoring his two cats. 

Darcoid, founded in 1947, has served their customers for over 65 years. From creating new solutions and embracing challenges to streamlining and assuring dependable delivery of every company’s sealing needs, Darcoid builds preeminent seal solutions with lasting results. The company is seal focused, technically strong, with superior quality systems supporting OE’s in several markets.