March 18, 2020

Michael Kucharski
President & CEO
(716) 433-6764

Lockport, NY – VanDeMark Chemical, a global leader in phosgene chemistry with facilities in both North America and Hungary, announces the appointment of Mike Gaffney as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As a key member of the leadership team, Mike will lead the finance, accounting, and IT teams and collaborate with the commercial and operations groups.

“Mike has wide-ranging knowledge of the specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical industry and more than 25 years of experience as a financial executive on an international scale,” said Michael Kucharski, President and Chief Executive Officer of VanDeMark. “His relevant experience in corporate finance and global initiatives will be vital to VanDeMark as the company continues to grow.”

Mike most recently worked as CFO for Callery, LLC, a private-equity backed specialty chemicals company operating in the life sciences, CASE, and electronics markets. Prior to Callery, he served as a Financial Director for Johnson Matthey, Plc, a $9 billion specialty chemical company with operations in more than 30 countries. He also managed financial positions for Imperial Chemical Industries, Plc, in the United Kingdom, until the company was acquired by Johnson Matthey.

Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Imperial College, London, England, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, and an Associate of the Royal College of Science.

VanDeMark is certified to ISO 9001:2015 standards, is a member of SOCMA and ACC, and participates in the Responsible Care initiative.

Contact for additional information:
VanDeMark Chemical, Inc.
One North Transit Road, Lockport, NY 14094-1712
Phone: 716-433-6764 *
Michael A. Kucharski P.E., President and Chief Executive Officer

Agency contact for electronic files or other information:
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Paul V. Offermann, President
Phone: 716-852-4410

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