Smithchem & Young LLC has appointed Robert Whiteley to the newly created position of vice president, business development. Mr. Whiteley will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in the Northeast with emphasis on expanding sales in coatings, inks, plastics, rubber and adhesives.
Mr. Whiteley came to Smithchem & Young from Ultra Additives/Munzing, where he served as vice president, global sales and marketing. Prior to that he was vice president, general manger for Pan Technology. He spent 10 years with Engelhard Corporation, in various positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s pigments and additives, corporate new business development and environmental catalyst divisions.
Mr. Whiteley is currently chairman of the board of the Metropolitan New York Paint and Coatings Association. He holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Lafayette College.