LOCKPORT, NY – VanDeMark Chemical Inc., Lockport, NY, has appointed James E. Romano Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development. He will have supervisory responsibility for the entire sales staff of both VanDeMark and newly acquired Framochem Kft, Kazincbarcika, Hungary. Romano will be based in Charlotte, NC.

VanDeMark is a leading North American manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives. Framochem, a wholly owned subsidiary of VanDeMark, is a major European-based manufacturer of phosgene products.

Romano joins VanDeMark from Chemtura Corp., Middlebury, CT, where he was a Global Key Account Manager and Business Development Director. He has also served in sales management positions for Eastman Chemical Co., Kingsport, TN, and DSM Resins, Augusta, GA.