Charkit Names George Austin To Vice President, New Business Development

Darien, Connecticut, March 28, 2007 – Charles Hinnant, President, Charkit Chemical Corporation of Darien, CT announces the appointment of George Austin as Vice President, New Business Development.

In his new position, Mr. Austin oversees the sales and development of new business with a focus on new products and custom and proprietary products. He reports to Mr. Hinnant.

Before joining Charkit, Mr. Austin was Executive Vice President, ChemDesign Corporation, a position he held for 20 years. His educational background includes a BA Degree in Economics from St. John’s University and an MBA from Niagara University. Mr. Austin is an active member of SOCMA and its Informex Committee. He is a former Chairman of the annual Informex Trade Show.

For more information, please contact Shawn McManus in Sales and Marketing at 203-655-3400 or [email protected].

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Founded in 1982 by its President, Charles Hinnant, Charkit Chemical Corporation offers a wide range of products to the imaging, personal care, food, flavor and fragrance, water treatment, metal treatment and pharmaceutical industries as well as to producers of fine and specialty chemicals.

Mr. Hinnant also owns majority interests in Arran Chemical Company, Optima Chemical Group and Diversitec Corporation.

In 2007, Charkit celebrates its 25th year of continuing growth and today, in addition to high demand products, the Company offers custom sourcing, manufacturing, technical assistance and product development services.

Charkit Chemical Corporation
9 Old Kings Highway South
Darien CT 06820

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