Americhem’s success comes from the inside out; inside our company we’ve built teams with some of the most talented individuals in the industry who have brought their expertise to our company, which outwardly produces exceptional products that are reflective of those teams. Americhem is built by its people and our leadership team always puts our employees first. We take pride in providing our customers the best service, products, and innovation in the industry. Our tagline “Performance. Solutions. Trust.” not only sounds good, but is backed by what everyone in our company believes in: optimizing performance, innovating solutions, and earning trust. Our Leadership Team brings us together as a global polymeric solution provider to collaboratively be successful from the inside out.
John Richard brings 30 years of experience to Americhem leading high potential, high growth, businesses in various industrial end use markets in a variety of roles that have included Manufacturing, Process Engineering, Business Development, Finance, Sales, and Marketing. John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware, Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and MBA in Strategy and Finance from Columbia Business School. He is passionate about applying his experiences within our organization and working with the highly motivated and results oriented management team at Americhem.
Matt Miklos brings 30+ years of experience in Management and Leadership roles in Product Innovation & Technology, Sales, and Marketing for the Polymer Manufacturing industry to Americhem. Matt achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College and has utilized his degree and experience to successfully drive growth strategies for Americhem. Providing direction and support for strategic product development, custom manufacturing projects, and next generation product research, Matt’s mission is to enhance Americhem’s new business sales goals.
Vimal Sharma brings 30+ years of experience in Managing roles in Technology, Product Development, and Commercial Sales for the Chemical and Plastics industries to Americhem. Vimal has achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Purdue University. Today, he utilizes his education, experience, and expertise in leading the global business management functions of Americas and EMEA. As part of the global executive team, Vimal is integral in developing business unit goals and long-term planning.
Stanley Teoh brings 20+ years of experience in Managing & Directing Asia Pacific business affairs for the Plastics industry to Americhem. Stanley has achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth. He utilizes his degrees and expertise to be both a geographic and global leader for Americhem by contributing to strategic global development initiates and organization-wide planning and decision making.
Mark Juve brings 10+ years of experience in commercial sales and leadership specifically in the plastics industry to Americhem. Mark has achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with a minor in Leadership Development from the University of Dayton. He utilizes his degree and experience throughout the organization to lead the commercial sales activities for North America. Mark manages a large team of commercial leaders that successfully implement new business development strategies, ensure that customer needs are being met and exceeded, and custom develop new products for OEMs.
Rob Gudbranson brings 20+ years of experience in Corporate Finance in the Industrial sector to Americhem. Rob has achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Yale University and his Master’s Degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. He has utilized his degrees and experience to successfully analyze Americhem's financial status and propose strategic actions that assist in the overall growth of the business.
Diane Shields brings 30+ years of experience in leading strategic Human Resources for the Industrial sector to Americhem. Diane has achieved her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree from the University of Scranton. She has utilized her education, experience, and collaboration with executive and global management teams to develop organization solutions that enable Americhem to win in the marketplace.
Jim Figaniak has over 30 years of experience in founding, owning, and managing a successful compounding company, LTL Color Compounders, which was acquired by Americhem in 2014. Jim has achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and has utilized his entrepreneurial skills to build a successful color compounding business. He now exhibits his managerial and leadership skills by leading Americhem Engineered Compounds to achieve incredible year-over-year growth.
Rod Manfull brings 30+ years of leadership experience in diverse expertise in the Plastics industry to Americhem. Through years of developing and executing successful global strategies for commercial leadership, manufacturing, supply chain, raw material science, and inventory management, Rod has built his expertise around three founding principles: innovation, efficiencies, and results. Successfully leading corporate integrations, implementing continuous improvement processes, and strategizing on executive committees are just some of his career achievements that have led him to be a Supply Chain expert.