LOCKPORT, NY – VanDeMark Chemical Inc., Lockport, NY, has opened a new business office in West Yorkshire, UK. Patricia Hughes has been appointed Head of Sales & Business Development for the office, responsible for market development, sales and customer service throughout Europe.
“After decades of doing business in Europe, we are excited to be taking the next steps to strengthen ties with our customers and enhance our service,” said Michael Kucharski, President and CEO of VanDeMark. “Patricia Hughes is highly qualified to manage the new VanDeMark office and help us expand sales and services in Europe,” he added.
Founded in 1951, VanDeMark manufactures phosgene-based products and intermediates used in agrochemical and pharmaceutical preparations, polymers and plastics, coatings, sealants and adhesives, and dyes and pigments. The company offers a variety of standard products and also develops proprietary products at laboratory and plant production levels.
Hughes joins VanDeMark having acted in a business advisory role since 2005. Prior to this, she worked 17 years for C6 Solutions Ltd. (formerly Hickson & Welsh), a chemical producer, where she held various positions, most recently as Business Development Manager.