Michelman hires three for growing Chemical Specialties unit

Michelman continues to expand its Chemical Specialties team with the addition of three professionals who boast extensive experience in key markets. The Chemical Specialties group at Michelman develops water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries, including wood and floor care, industrial coatings, inks, paints, and construction products.

Dave Rupp has come on board as a regional business development manager. Rupp will focus on the Western United States and wood product applications.

Mike Selby has joined the company as a regional sales manager. He will be responsible for managing Michelman’s Americas Chemical Specialties sales team, in addition to supporting regional customers with application and market expertise.

Chad Forsthoefel has been hired as a research chemist and will focus on developing new water-based formulations for Michelman’s burgeoning construction and wood coatings industry segments.


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