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The Chemical Show
35 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About The Surfactants Industry, Green Chemistry And P2 Science With Neil Burns
In some form or another, people interact with chemicals and compounds on a daily basis, just like surfactants which can be found in detergents, emulsifiers or dispersants. Neil Burns joins Victoria Meyer to explain more about it. Neil is the CEO of P2 Science Inc., a manufacturing company that focuses on cosmetics and personal care, fragrances and aroma chemicals. Neil tells Victoria that prior to the innovation they did in P2 Science Inc., the individual customers were the most fundamental and it is what they focused on early on. He also shares the correlation between chemicals and where green chemistry stands in the whole process.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://pregressioglobal.com
34 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
An Inside Look Into The Chemical Distribution Space With Ronald Zmich
Chemical distribution is a wholly unique space within the chemical industry as a whole. Ronald Zmich has been working in this space for over 25 years. He is the Vice President of CASE at Palmer Holland, which is a specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials based in Cleveland, Ohio. Join your host, Victoria Meyer and her guest, Ronald Zmich as they talk about all things chemical distribution. Learn how the chemical industry was affected by COVID-19, how eCommerce is changing things, and how big of a role environmental sustainability plays in the chemical industry.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://pregressioglobal.com
26 minutes | May 25, 2021
Putting Together The Perfect Team For Relaunching A Company With John Foley
Relaunching a company is not an easy task. It comes with a lot of struggle and burden to whoever gets appointed to lead the charge. John Foley proved himself up for the challenge when he found himself thrust into leadership in the newly formed Verdant Specialty Solutions. Verdant is a specialty chemical company that got formed by the acquisition of a private equity firm, OpenGate Capital from Solvay S.A. Victoria Meyer brings John in to the show to talk about the acquisition and what it’s like to relaunch a business in the chemical industry. Learn a thing or two about change leadership as John talks about the burdens and the strategies he used to launch Verdant.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://pregressioglobal.com
34 minutes | May 1, 2021
Doing Chemical Business In China And Asia With Dan McLeod
A lot has changed in these recent years for the chemical industry when doing business in China and Asia due to the changing regulations and globalization. Now that China continues to become more and more self-sufficient, chemical companies are called to embrace adaptability and versatility in the future. Joining Victoria Meyer is Dan McLeod of East West Associates to explore the industry's current status in the Chinese setting. He looks at the topic from various perspectives, from the alarming environmental regulations that cause shutdowns and relocations, the many adjustments in logistics, to the country's call for more local business leadership. Dan also talks about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the chemical industry in China, exploring the many opportunities western companies can still find there after a challenging time.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://pregressioglobal.com
24 minutes | May 11, 2021
Business Leadership In Transformative Times: Discussions With Laura Schwinn
Change and transformations are a fact of life. It’s how you deal with change that sets you apart from the crowd. Victoria Meyer is joined by Laura Schwinn, President of the Specialty Catalysts division at W.R Grace, Co., to talk about transformations and business leadership in contemporary times. Laura discusses customer engagement, listening to customers, and knowing when to get out of the way of employees so they can get things done. She also talks about inspiring innovation and the challenges of being the only woman on a board full of men.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://pregressioglobal.com
26 minutes | May 4, 2021
Building An E-commerce Solution For The Chemical Industry With Jay Bhatia
The chemical industry underwent a rude awakening in the post-pandemic world. Having an e-commerce solution to meet the customers’ needs is no longer “nice to have”; it’s a must-have! But selling chemicals online is not as simple as selling books or frying pans on Amazon because chemicals require specific regulations, storage, and transportation. How do you get around this dilemma? Today’s guest is Jay Bhatia, founder and CEO of Agilis Chemicals Inc., a highly successful e-commerce platform for the chemical industry. Jay discusses with Victoria Meyer how you can conform your digital channels to reflect existing trade patterns in the chemical industry. Tune in and learn how!
27 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
How To Handle Business Transformation With Joey Gullion, COO At SI Group
In order to survive and cope with the current trends, business transformation is a must. Unless it undergoes such a significant yet challenging episode, it can continuously improve and not die out. Victoria Meyer talks with Joey Gullion, COO at SI Group, to share their story of profound transformation that pushed them to their limits. He talks about how they struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic and the Texas winter storm, their move from a major distributor to a producer-supplier model, and their approach to the trend of digitalization. Joey also touches the three most important pillars that impact business transformation, as well as the legacy he wants to establish for both himself and their company as a whole.
36 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
How Technology Changed Executive Recruiting In The Chemical Space With Patrick Ropella
From running newspaper ads to clicking LinkedIn profiles, Patrick Ropella has witnessed first-hand how much executive recruiting in the chemical industry has changed over time. Patrick is the chairman of the Ropella Group, whose mission is to grow great companies by sourcing, recruiting, and training top talents. Patrick discusses with Victoria Meyer how recruiting is a relationship business. Modern tools like Monster and LinkedIn only help quicken the process, but in the end, it's about establishing personal connections with transformational leaders. Patrick also dives into challenges the chemical industries face at present, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of talent. If you want to learn more about recruiting and training, then this episode is for you!
21 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Leading The Charge In The Booming Cleaning Products Industry With Melissa Hockstad, President And CEO Of The American Cleaning Institute
Holding a $60 billion slice in the chemical manufacturing pie, the cleaning products industry has always been a mainstay of society, but it rose to unprecedented prominence with the impact of COVID-19. When droves of manufacturers pivoted to the production of disinfectants and hand sanitizers, it became incumbent for industry leaders to set the standards of how things are done. Foremost among these prominent companies is the American Cleaning Institute, a 95-year-old company that is currently headed by President and CEO Melissa Hockstad. In this chat with Victoria Meyer, Melissa shares the challenges of being a leader in an essential industry during these pivotal times, including the task of managing teams in a virtual or hybrid setting. She also shares about the company’s efforts around sustainability, digitalization and other trends that affect the chemical industry as a whole.
31 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Coping With The COVID -19 Crisis With Brad Beauchamp
How have you been coping with COVID-19 that began in earnest during 2020? Many companies found themselves in desperate situations during the pandemic. As President and CEO of Carpenter Company, Brad Beauchamp is no different! Brad had to figure out how to keep the company afloat when sales hit rock bottom. If you want to learn how to lead your team more efficiently through challenging times, then this episode is for you. Brad sits down with Victoria Meyer to share two critical strategies that helped keep the company afloat: interpersonal connection and making good decisions. Tune in and discover how you can excel in both and come out equipped to face the aftermath of this crisis!
7 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Introducing The Chemical Show: Giving Voice To The Multibillion Dollar Global Chemical Industry
The chemical industry is probably one of the biggest and most impactful businesses that you never really hear much about. That’s all going to change starting now as The Chemical Show finally gives the industry the voice that it deserves. With Progressio Global’s Victoria Meyer as your host, you will get to listen to some great stories, rising trends, challenges and bold visions from some of the industry’s greatest leaders. As a $565 billion enterprise that supports more than 500,000 jobs across the US and many times that number across the world, the chemical industry certainly needs much more positive attention than it presently gets. It all starts here and now.
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