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Americhem names new CEO

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The Ohio-based colourant and additive maker has appointed Matthew Hellstern to the role.

Colourant and additive maker Americhem Inc. has appointed Matthew Hellstern as CEO of the Americhem Group of companies.

Matthew Hellstern. Photo Credit: Americhem Inc.

The group includes Americhem, Infinity LTL Engineered Compounds, and Vi-Chem Corporation.

Rick Juve, the current chairman and CEO of Americhem, will assume the position of chairman of Americhem Group.

In a statement, Americhem said that Hellstern has “an extensive background” in the specialty chemicals industry, having served as vice president and general manager of WR Grace’s Specialty Catalysts and Darex Packaging businesses. Previously, he led Chemtura’s Urethane Elastomers and Fluorine businesses, and held key leadership positions at Sun Chemical and BASF. Hellstern holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University. He also attended the executive development program at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Hellstern will be located at Americhem Group headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.


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