Director of Operations & Sales, WKM, LLC
David has worked in Sales and Operations with W.K. Merriman for 16 years. His role focuses on Industrial Waste Water Treatment applications that target Water Treatment facilities, Steel production, Chemical plants, the Food Industry, and Mining Operations while also growing the Energy Sector with their subsidiary, WKM LLC established in 2013. David has volunteered on multiple planning committees for Pittsburgh Chemical Day since 2015 and is a graduate of Robert Morris University.
Principal Owner & Operator of Prime Air Specialty Gases Inc
Andrea is a native of Pittsburgh with extensive experience in business and management. With a background in Chemical Distribution and Manufacturing, her experiences have increased her drive to be more quality conscious and customer service oriented. Andrea has held many prestigious positions within the distribution industry from Product Management Analyst, Price Analyst for Executive Leadership, and North America Account Manager. She advanced her career as CEO of ARCLS, a Consulting Firm focused on aiding C-suite corporations in organizationally structuring their processes to achieve higher initiatives, and focusing on being inclusive of women, minorities, and veterans. She now prides herself on being cofounder and President of Prime Air Specialty Gases. Andrea achieved her respected MBA in International Business from Point Park University after obtaining a marketing degree from Edinburg University of Pennsylvania.
Sales representative, FBC Chemical Corporation
Laura Augustine is a sales representative for FBC Chemical Corporation, an independent, regional distributor of chemical raw materials. She has over 20 years of experience in the Western PA and Northeast OH markets, selling to small companies, multinational corporations, and everything in between.
Laura started volunteering on committees for Pittsburgh Chemical Day in 1998 and was General Chairperson in 2008. A past president of the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh (2004), she currently serves on the Board of Governors.
Sales representative, Wolf Container & Chemical
Justin Jamison is a Sales Representative with Wolf Container & Chemical. Previously, he has had roles in Supply Chain with U.S. Steel and Johnson & Johnson, as well as in consulting with Accenture. He now sells performance minerals and a wide array of packaging at Wolf. He has accepted the role of Chair on the Arrangements Committee, continuing a long tradition of close partnership between Wolf and Pittsburgh Chemical Day. He follows in the footsteps of Linda Wolf, Patty Wolf, and Leonard Wolf in helping continue this wonderful tradition.
Project Manager, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Ms. Slater has more than 11 years of experience in environmental consulting. She has worked on the PCD Promotions committee last year (2019) and is working on the Promotion committee again this year. She is a Professional Geologist at Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. and attended Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Geology. She has completed projects in various industries including manufacturing and oil & gas.
Environmental Manager, WTS, Inc.
Missi Hilliard is an Environmental Manager with WTS, Inc. WTS is a leading provider of quality environmental services specializing in byproduct management and logistics services. As a certified Responsible Care Partner Company, WTS, Inc. is one the largest “non-asset” providers of innovative and safe technologies as well as sustainable service solutions, creating value by recovering and reusing discarded by-products and resources while minimizing multi-media environmental risks. Missi has been volunteering for Pittsburgh Chemical Day since 2018 and is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
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President, Shore Corporation
Stuart has worked at Shore for over 25 years and became President and co-owner about ten years ago. Shore is a manufacturer of high-performance cleaning formulations for vehicles, concrete, and masonry.
Stuart is a past President of the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh. Was General Chair of Pittsburgh Chemical Day in 2006, currently a trustee of the CAP Scholarship fund and Past President of the Joint Chemical Group. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and holds Board positions of both the Pennsylvania Carwash Association and the Mid-Atlantic Carwash Association.
Stuart has a degree in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sr. Business Director, OPC Polymers
Rob McCourt is the Sr. Business Director for OPC Polymers in Columbus, Ohio. Rob has sales responsibilities for the east coast of the United States and manages OPC’s distribution partner Lintech. OPC is an alkyd resin manufacturer specializing in resins for industrial coatings.
Rob is a past President of the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh in 1996, 2013 and 2014. He has been a trustee of the CAP Scholarship fund since 1992. Rob was General Chair for Pittsburgh Chemical Day in 1999, President of the Joint Chemical Group for 2017-2018 and continues to serve on their Board of Governors to this day.
Rob enjoys traveling with his wife Patty, tinkering with his 1968 Mustang and fishing with his Grandson Darien.
Food Industry Specialist, Brenntag
Leah is the Food Industry Specialist in the greater Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Buffalo areas for Brenntag Northeast, Inc. Brenntag Northeast is the world’s largest full-line chemical distributor. She has been involved with Pittsburgh Chemical Day for several years, serving General Chair and the Sponsorship and Arrangements committees. Leah has also served as the President of the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh in 2015 and 2016.
Strategic Buyer, Lubrizol Additives
Kim Hemke has worked in the oil & gas chemicals business for over 30 years. Her current role is a strategic buyer for Lubrizol Additives in Leetsdale, PA.
Kim has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh for nearly 20 years and Joint Chemical Group for 11 years.
As a former General Chair in 2009 and 2016 for Pittsburgh Chemical Day she continues to volunteer on numerous committees.
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