Mike Kucharski

President & Chief Executive Officer, VanDeMark Chemical Company

Mike Kucharski joined VanDeMark in 1983 and has over three decades of specialty chemical industry experience. During his tenure at VanDeMark, he has held a variety of positions in their Technical, Engineering, and Operations departments. Mike was appointed President & CEO of VanDeMark in 2005, following a three-year assignment in Shanghai, China, during which time he served as Technical Director and General Manager of Shanghai SNPE Chemical Co. Ltd. As CEO, Mike has refocused the business on the specialty and custom chemical industry, expanded the company through global sales and distribution initiatives, reinvigorated the company’s entrepreneurial spirit, and implemented new product development initiatives that leverage VanDeMark’s technically-advanced manufacturing processes. Prior to joining VanDeMark, Mike was a Technical Manager at Allied Chemical Co. Additionally, he served on the Board of Governors of SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates) from 2008 to 2010. Mike holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York.