GAC CHEMICAL HIRES CRAIG MARTIN AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING


     GAC Chemical Corporation, referred to as “Maine’s Chemical Company™”, is pleased to announce that it has hired Craig Martin as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Craig is originally from Rumford, Maine and is a 1989 graduate from the University of Maine in Orono with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.  He has more than 30 years of experience in the pulp and paper and specialty chemical industries.  Most recently, he was the North America Sales Director for Trinseo, a global materials solutions provider and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders, and synthetic rubber with annual sales of more than $4 billion.   During his career, Craig developed a reputation of leadership and integrity with his track record of successes and his commitment to his customers in a wide variety of different industry sectors.  Craig and his wife Julie have two children and currently reside in Poland, Maine. 

According to GAC President David Colter; “We are excited to have Craig join GAC Chemical.  His sales management experience coupled with his knowledge and background in chemical sales and manufacturing make him a great addition to our growing team.  In addition, John Wolanski will transition to the position of Senior Vice President of Business Development.  John has been a tremendous asset to GAC since joining our company in 2011 and he will continue to pursue opportunities to further our growth strategy.”

GAC Chemical Corporation was formed in 1979 as General Alum & Chemical Corporation and has operated the 150-acre Maine facility in Searsport since 1994 when it acquired Delta Chemical Corporation.  GAC Chemical manufactures and distributes industrial, specialty and fine organic and inorganic chemicals.  They are the leading worldwide producer of high purity ammonium sulfate and other manufactured chemicals including alum, sodium aluminate, aqua ammonia and specialty chemicals.  GAC Chemical also offers chemical toll processing and contract manufacturing services as well as supply chain logistics solutions at their Searsport facility and rail transload terminal.  For more information call 1-800-266-5155 or visit the website at www.gacchemical.com .