LOCKPORT, NY – VanDeMark Chemical Inc., Lockport, New York, has appointed Larry Grubb Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development. He will have supervisory responsibility for the entire sales staff of both VanDeMark and Framochem Kft, Kazincbarcika, Hungary. VanDeMark is a manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives. Framochem, a wholly owned subsidiary of VanDeMark, is a major European-based manufacturer of phosgene products.

“Larry brings to us an outstanding combination of sales management expertise and phosgene derivative experience to continue our integration of VanDeMark and Framochem,” said Michael Kucharski, President and Chief Executive Officer of VanDeMark. “He will be at the forefront of sales efforts and presentation of all our product lines and phosgene chemistry specialization in the global marketplace.”

Grubb most recently served as Director of Business Development for Axiall Corp., a manufacturer of integrated chlorovinyls and vinyl-based products. He previously held positions at PPG Industries, including General Manager of Specialty Phosgene Derivatives.