August 20, 2021

Jeff DavisVanDeMark Chemical, Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Davis to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Mike Kucharski, who is retiring from day-to-day operations to serve in an advisory role with the company.

VanDeMark produces phosgene with a comprehensive line of phosgene derivatives and expertise in the development of custom phosgene chemicals. Its products are used in the production of many products including coatings, adhesives, sealants, inks and dyes.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, the management team, and VanDeMark’s employees, we want to thank Mike for his leadership and impact over more than three decades with VanDeMark,” says Roger Marrero, Senior Partner with Comvest Partners and a member of the VanDeMark Board of Directors.

Jeff Davis assumed the CEO role on August 4, 2021, and brings decades of business leadership and specialty chemical experience to VanDeMark, the company says.

“We are excited for Jeff to lead VanDeMark and continue to drive growth and expansion,” Marrero says. “Jeff brings a great mix of experience, passion, and leadership. He will be a great fit for the company.”

Davis most recently served as the CEO of Cyanco, a producer of sodium cyanide reagents for gold and silver mining. Prior to Cyanco, Jeff was the Senior Vice President of the global Superabsorbent Polymer business for Evonik Industries.