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Charkit Continues Pattern of Growth With Two New Appointments

Charles Hinnant, President, Charkit Chemical Corporation, announces the appointment of Albert N. Crawford as the company’s Vice President of Sales and Terence P. Owens to the position of Senior Product Manager.

Albert N. Crawford: Vice President of Sales
In his new position, Albert N. Crawford will focus on New Business Development as well as sales and marketing responsibilities, reporting directly to Mr. Hinnant. Mr. Crawford brings to Charkit a record of achievements through several senior sales management roles. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Protex International, headquartered in Paris, France. He also served as Protex’s Vice President of API business development in North America for their API subsidiary ICROM located in Milan, Italy. Before his association with this global pharmaceutical company, Mr. Crawford was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for SF-CHEM AG in Switzerland. Earlier in his career, he held sales positions in the United States at Diaz Chemical Corporation, Albemarle Corporation, Macrochem Corporation, W. R. Grace & Company, American Cyanamid Company and Neville Chemical Company.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Crawford has had numerous industry accomplishments, including the holding of a U.S. Patent.

In making the appointment, Mr. Hinnant said, “We are delighted that Mr. Crawford has joined us. His varied global and national background in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry and his sales and technical expertise represent real assets to Charkit’s outreach to key industries.”

Terence P. Owens, Senior Product Manager
In his role at Charkit, Terence P. Owens will be responsible for the sales and marketing of specialty chemicals as well as new business development. Before joining Charkit, Mr. Owens held a chemical sales position for several years at Alcan International Network U.S.A., Inc. He also brings with him his experience as an account representative with a customs house brokerage firm, Expeditors International of Washington, prior to this association. Mr. Owens, a graduate of Marist College, will also report directly to Mr. Hinnant.

Mr. Hinnant concluded, “Because people are our primary resource, we are pleased that these two appointments reinforce the kind of industry experience that distinguishes us as specialists in key markets. And with our recent expansion into larger headquarters in Norwalk, we can continue to serve our customers better by adding quality people to our team.”

For more information, please contact Shawn McManus in Sales and Marketing at 203-299-3227 or [email protected].

About Charkit Chemical Corp.
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. In 2007, Charkit celebrates its 25th year of continuing growth and today, in addition to high demand products, the Company and its affiliated manufacturing entities, Arran Chemical Company, Optima Chemical Group and Diversitec Corporation offer a wide range of custom sourcing, manufacturing, technical assistance and product development services.

Charkit Chemical Corporation
32 Haviland Street
Norwalk CT 06854-4906

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