June 06, 2023

Megan Gibson
Marketing Coordinator
(423) 837-8800

Colonial Chemical Announces President of Colonial Chemical ME Arabia

SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN – Mr. David Anderson, Chairman of Colonial Chemical ME Arabia (CCME), is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Chetcuti as President of Colonial Chemical ME Arabia. Dr. Chetcuti will report to the board directly and be responsible for all operations, manufacturing, commercial revenue, and P&L for CCME.

Dr. Peter Chetcuti

Dr. Chetcuti has more than 34 years of experience in the field of specialty chemicals. Prior to joining CCME, from 2009–2022, Dr. Chetcuti served as President of StarChem LLC, a specialty chemical manufacturer for the Textile, Oil and Gas, HI&I and Personal Care and Chemical Intermediates markets. From 1987–2009, he held leadership roles at Huntsman, a global chemical company, including positions as Regional Director of Huntsman Advanced Materials, Marketing Manager, and Business Unit Manager at Performance Polymer Division in North America. He received a BS in chemistry from University of Bristol, England, and PhD in chemistry from University of California, Los Angeles.

“The appointment of Dr. Chetcuti to this role is a significant element in Colonial’s plans for the successful start of operations of CCME, and driving forward a range of additional steps as we strengthen our position in this region of the world,” states Anderson, adding, “In Peter, we’ve got a chief executive who cares passionately about this industry, our clients, and our team. He has demonstrated significant success for over thirty years and has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of all sides of the business. He is the right person to lead CCME to the next stage of our evolution as a preeminent global specialty chemical manufacturer.”

About Colonial Chemical

Colonial Chemical is a privately-held manufacturer of market-leading specialty surfactants with a focus on developing safe and innovative ingredients for modern formulary. The company supplies high quality products to the personal care, industrial and lubrication marketplace and helps its customers achieve their goals by providing custom solutions, valuable support and reliable service. Colonial Chemical serves all North America and in over 50 countries internationally. Learn more at

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