CINCINNATI — The ChemQuest Group announced that Joe Maas has joined as a Director. The appointment is effective immediately.

With over 30 years of experience working in the titanium dioxide (TiO2) industry, Maas’s knowledge spans TiO2 technologies and substitutes, global supply logistics (including channels/distribution), end uses, customers, and regulations. Maas has made significant contributions relative to international commercial management in the chemical industry, including direct sales management, marketing, management of agent networks and managing the inherent complexities associated with global logistics. 

In 1982, Maas began his career as the Marketing Manager for Rheological Additives at NL Chemicals Inc. Following the acquisition of Spencer Kellogg Resins by NL Chemicals in 1987, he was appointed Sales and Marketing Manager for the next two years.

In 1989, NL Chemicals consolidated its global TiO2 operations under the name Kronos Worldwide Inc. Maas was appointed Director of Sales and Marketing for the new global TiO2 business. In 2000, Maas was promoted to Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, where his leadership supported the development of a highly effective international commercial team.

From 2006 to 2014, Maas served as President of Global Sales and Marketing for Kronos. During his tenure in top management, he honed his leadership skills, motivating a global team of over 150 sales, marketing, logistics and support professionals who garnered achievements in record sales volumes, revenues and bottom-line profitability.

Of his new position as Director, Maas believes that ChemQuest clients can leverage his 30-plus years of experience to gain new insights for developing sustainable supply strategies for TiO2 and other key materials.

Dan Murad, President and CEO, said, “Joe Maas’s expansive knowledge and keen insights are an asset to ChemQuest clients in navigating the uncertainty of fluctuating supply/demand cycles in diverse end markets in the titanium dioxide space. We look forward to quickly onboarding Joe and introducing him to our client base and their individual objectives.”