Cortec® Corporation has announced the promotion of its director of Manufacturing, Caleb Pheneger, to the position of chief operations officer (COO). Pheneger will be extending his support for projects and operations to Cortec’s Canadian subsidiary Bionetix®, in addition to his manufacturing oversight of five Cortec Corporation plants in the United States.

“Caleb’s excellent overall performance is what motivated me to promote him to the position of Chief Operations Officer,” said Boris Miksic, Cortec founder and CEO. “I look forward to seeing him lead us to new levels of growth and continual improvement at Cortec Corporation with his hard work, dedication, and organizational insight. He is one of the most talented chemical engineers I have worked with during my 50 years in the specialty chemical industry manufacturing space, with good understanding of chemical processing, polymer compounding, extrusion, paper-coating technology, and organic synthesis.”

Pheneger has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. In 2012, Pheneger started working in Cortec Laboratories as a Technical Services Engineer and soon found himself in the position of Production Manager at Cortec World Headquarters in 2014. For the last five years, he has overseen manufacturing at all Cortec U.S. plants. Pheneger’s responsibilities will cover production in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, and Montreal, Quebec.

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