Chemtec Acquired by Innospec

Chemtec Chemical Company was recently acquired by Innospec Performance Chemicals, a fellow personal care ingredient manufacturer that specializes in sulfate-free surfactant and benzoate ester technologies. 

Together Innospec and Chemsil will continue to focus on bringing innovative new technologies to market with fast and responsive service.

2013 Chemtec Chemical Company Trip

Cabo Trip

Well this year's company trip to Cabo San Lucas was another great employee retreat with sun, food, and fun for all! The Villa De Arcos is a spectacular resort and provided activities for everyone to enjoy, close to downtown and the Marina with amazing nightlife..

We celebrated our 13th year of Company retreats with a dinner at Mi Casa restaurant where all the employees and spouses enjoyed terrific food and music and followed by a Sunset Cruise around El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

Everyone returned home safely and appreciates the generosity of our President Jim Harrison for another unforgettable and extraordinary employee retreat.

Chemtec Announces New Addition to Sales Team

Chemtec is excited to announce the addition of Kandarpa McGinty to the sales team. She comes to Chemtec from Levlad where she was a R&D Cosmetic Chemist for two years, specializing in skin care and anti-aging products. Previous to that position, she worked at Vantage Oleochemicals in Chicago, handling the incoming raw material department and had Quality responsibilities. She received her Bachelor of Science from University of California, Riverside in Chemistry and her Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry from University of Michigan. We are pleased to have Kandarpa join the team and know her abilities will help Chemtec increase market share in the Western Region Personal Care arena.

New Hiring!

CHEMTEC Chemical Company is extremely pleased to announce the addition of Catherine Hoang to our team accepting the position of Account Manager. Catherine previously worked with Coast Southwest, Inc, where she held the position of Technical Sales Representative for the last four years after earning her college degree. 
She has a strong experience representing specialty raw materials to many markets including the Personal Care industry. Catherine has a Bachelor of Science, Biological Science degree from Cal State Fullerton and has been active in our local California Society of Cosmetic Chemists for several years.
The addition of Ms, Hoang, increases our sales force to an all-time high, and dramatically stregthens our ability to cover Chemtec's rapidly expanding Western US Terittories while emphasizing our aim to increase our market share in the Western Region Personal Care arena. Catherine will report to our Sales Manager, Micki Olsen, and will be officially starting November 29, 2012. 
Catherine's' addition will provide coverage to strengthen our position in promoting the worlds most prestigious raw material companies in the world.
"We Keep Good Company"


Chemtec Announcement

CHEMTEC Chemical Company announced today that Micki Olsen is joining the company as Sales Manager, responsible for the development and performance of sales activities for Western US. Olsen will join the company on September 12th, 2012 and will report directly to Chemtec CEO Jim Harrison.

"We are very excited to welcome Micki to Chemtec," said Jim Harrison, CEO of Chemtec. "Her extensive experience on the west coast selling personal care ingredients, building strong relationships and achieving excellent growth for leading chemical suppliers will be incredibly valuable as we build and define Chemtec's future." In January, Chemtec was awarded an expanded distributorship role by BASF allowing them to offer customers an even more attractive product portfolio. "I feel that Micki is very talented in strategic sales and marketing and her background will be a definite asset in helping Chemtec reach maximum growth." Olsen comes to Chemtec with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry and 12 years experience in technical sales of specialty raw materials to the personal care industry. She was most recently the Senior Account Manager for DSM, managing the West Coast territory. Prior to DSM, she was the Technical Sales Manager for Seppic Inc. She has been an active member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for 11 years and was treasurer in 2006.

2012 Chemtec Company Trip

2012 marked the 11th year of Chemtec Chemical Companies Annual Retreat for all the employees and their spouses. The annual retreats are not to only boost the company's team spirit but also provide recognition for all the hard work, commitment and success for everyone here at Chemtec Chemical Co.


This year's trip to Cabo San Lucas far exceeded everyone's expectations of great food, sun, dancing and plenty more of activities to experience. The Riu Palace was an amazing resort with a little bit of everything for all to enjoy, Swimming, Snorkeling, Parasailing, Horseback Riding, Jet Ski's, ATV's and Glass Bottom Boats rides. This year's company dinner was extra special when the President Jim Harrison was surprised with a tribute of appreciation and presented a video with a variety of pictures from past retreats along with taped messages of gratitude and respect from all employees.

Home safe and sound from another extraordinary Company Retreat to Mexico

Chemtec and BASF

Chemtec Chemical Company has been awarded an expanded distributorship role by BASF! Effective January 1, 2012 Chemtec will handle the BASF Care Chemicals line (including the former Cognis products) for the West.

Chemtec will now be able to offer an even more attractive product portfolio which includes innovative, environmentally sound products and formulations for the personal care market. Keeping in step with contemporary consumer demands the expanded product portfolio offers well-being, convenience, and sustainability for our customers.

The BASF Brand has long focused on nurturing and building stable and trusting partnerships. Chemtec Chemical Company has had a long-standing relationship with BASF, and we are very excited and honored to have been chosen to grow that partnership. Please join us in celebrating this great news!


2011 Chemtec Chemical Company Trip

Every year for the past 10 years, Chemtec Chemical Company has treated its employees and their spouses to a traditional company retreat. In the past, the group has traveled to various locations in Mexico, to Las Vegas, and even a dude ranch in Colorado. The trip is a recognition and thank you to the dedicated team at Chemtec, and celebrates our success by getting away from work as a group and enjoying some personal time together.

This year's trip was to Oahu, Hawaii! There was plenty of sun, food, and fun for everyone. The 3 day trip was highlighted by a rollicking luau at Paradise Cove – where everyone was treated to fabulous food and a show complete with hula- and fire-dancers.

Everyone returned home safely – and many of the decorations around the office remain to remind everyone of the fabulous trip!

The 25th Year Award of Loyalty Customer Award

After narrowing down the nominations to a handful of customers, Shin Etsu chose Chemtec as the recipient of the $100 Million Dollar Sales Award. It is the highest honor, reflecting the years that the Chemtec team has worked to maintain exceptional service and rapport with Shin Etsu. Chemtec was recognized for its ability to successfully promote Shin Etsu's products year after year.

Extended Customer Service Hours

Flexibility is one way to survive in today's competitive market. Due to increasing demands and workloads, both locally and nationally, Chemtec has extended the customer service hours from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The extended hours allow Chemtec to efficiently serve both East & West Coast customers. Now there are experienced professionals available to take orders and answer customers' concerns without delay.

Chemtec Strengthens its Management Team

John Mizialko has recently joined Chemtec as the new Technical Director. John's 30+ years of technical experience in the food, household, and personal care industries make him the perfect fit. He has the experience, knowledge, and curiosity to help our customers grow their business. John is available for technical information and questions about product applications.

Cheryl Romero, who joined Chemtec initially as an inventory control specialist has recently been given complete responsibility for the inventory management as well as the day-to-day operations of the warehouse. Thanks to her efforts our most recent inventory count reflected a reduction in lost inventory of over 99%! Prior to joining Chemtec, Cheryl enjoyed a 26-year career with Jafra Cosmetics.