SpecialChem is headquartered in Paris, France and has subsidiaries or representatives
in the USA (Atlanta and New Jersey), in India (New Delhi), in Japan (Osaka and Tokyo)
and in China (Shanghai). Our team is international and multicultural with more than 7
nationalities represented, which enables us to adapt our services to local cultures and customs.
Most of our employees and management team have a double background in technology
and marketing. They have gained significant experience from the industries
SpecialChem serves, working previously for chemicals suppliers recognized for their
leading position in marketing and innovation.
SpecialChem Management Team
Christophe Cabarry, Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Christophe Cabarry began his career with Elf Atochem (now Arkema), as Supply Chain
Manager in a new compounding plant in Eastern Germany. Then he was in charge of
defining and implementing the commercial and industrial strategy of Elf Atochem
Vinyl Division in Central and Eastern Europe.
Two years before founding SpecialChem, Christophe was appointed to the department
of strategic planning where he was in charge of competitive watch, the evaluation
of investment opportunities as well as international M&A opportunities.
Christophe holds a Master Degree from the Ecole Centrale de Paris and an MBA from
the ESC Toulouse Business School.
Dr. Hervé Heinrich, Vice President Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants
Hervé Heinrich is leading SpecialChem's Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants
(CAS) Business Unit.
Hervé has 12 years experience in the adhesives industry. After his MS in
wood adhesives chemistry he joined the R&D of Atofindley (now Bostik), as lead
formulator for woodworking adhesives. During this period of 4 years he received
his PhD in wood adhesives chemistry / industrial technologies.
Before joining SpecialChem, he spent 6 years in the purchasing organization
of Bostik, including the last 4 years as Purchasing Director for the French organization,
and as European Purchasing Coordinator for the purchase of Industrial Adhesives
Nathalie Roc, Vice President, Business Development, Coatings Adhesives and Sealants
Nathalie Roc has 20 years of experience in the specialty chemicals industry. She began her career at
Rohm and Haas, now Dow Chemicals, starting in the biocides department, then moving to Consumer &
Industrial Specialties where she held several commercial positions, both in direct sales as European
Key account Manager and indirect sales as a Distribution Manager Europe. She then moved to Marketing
roles firstly in the powder coatings department for 5 years and lately in the Home and Personal Care
division at Dow Chemicals.
Nathalie holds a master degree in Organic chemistry from the University of Toulouse and a MBA from Lyon Business School.
James M. Weatherall, Vice President, Global Business Development, Coatings Adhesives and Sealants
Mr. Weatherall brings more than 30 years of management and marketing strategy consulting experience in specialty
chemicals and materials, having managed his own marketing consulting firm, as well as having served as Senior
Vice President of Kline & Company, a leading global management consulting and market research firm based in
the greater New York City area.
Mr. Weatherall holds a MS in Management and a BS in Chemistry, both from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
He is an Executive Committee Board Member of the Société de Chimie Industrielle, based in NYC, and is a Board Member
and Program Chair of the Chemical Marketing and Economics Group (CM&E) of the American Chemical Society (ACS), NY Section.
Marie Percevault, Chief Financial Officer
Marie Percevault is in charge of SpecialChem's Administration, Finance and Reporting.
Her extensive background in financial control allows continuous improvement of the
company performance, in a fast-paced and innovative environment.
Marie started her career in management & cost controlling with companies specialized in the internet
and multimedia services.
She holds a Master in Business Administration from Clermont-Ferrand University, with a major in Cost & Management Control.
Raphael Mestanza, Vice President Plastics Technology, Chief Technical Advisor
Thanks to his very broad and applied knowledge of polymer science, Raphael Mestanza
is SpecialChem technology expert for Plastics and Elastomers.
In 1994, after two years as project leader in reactive extrusion with Solvay (Belgium),
he joined GE Plastics Europe (now Sabic IP). He was in charge of Polycarbonate Compounding
and technical development. In 1998, he joined Polytechs SA, a company specialized
in toll compounding and masterbatches. Later, he was Sales and Marketing Manager for
France and South Europe.
Raphael holds a Ph.D and an Engineering Degree in Polymer Science from the University
of Strasbourg (France) and a Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry.
Dr. Duane Priddy, Global Vice President, Business Development
Duane Priddy has more than 20 years experience in chemicals, with a strong focus
on plastics and innovative businesses. He has worked internationally for both
Dow Chemical and Bayer AG.
As one of the original founding members of Omnexus, Duane is driving the SpecialChem
business development with his experience from multiple perspectives including research,
technical marketing, product/sales management and technology.
Duane has a Ph.D. in Organic Polymer Chemistry from Virginia Tech. He also holds
8 patents and has authored 25 scientific publications. Duane lives in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Séverine Ranc Seyvet, Global Operations & Quality Director
With 10 years spent in the chemical industry, Severine Ranc Seyvet has developed
her expertise in Structural Adhesives & Composites, having worked for leading
companies such as Hexcel Composites and Vantico (now Huntsman Advanced Materials).
Séverine started her career in Product Development and Technical Support
roles then moved on to Business Development and Marketing functions.
Séverine holds a BSc in Materials Science (France) and is a Chartered Marketer from
the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).
Emmanuel Rapendy, Marketing Director
Emmanuel Rapendy began his career as an application chemist in Coatings and Inks at
Sartomer USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Total) in the greater Philadelphia area.
Before leading SpecialChem's marketing department, Emmanuel worked at different project management positions,
dealing with specialty chemicals and materials marketing and business development projects at major accounts in the chemical industry.
He holds a MSc. in Chemistry and Chemical engineering from ESCOM (France) and a MSc. in Finance from Sorbonne Graduate Business School (France).
Aldric Tourres, Vice President, Plastics
Aldric Tourres is heading SpecialChem's Plastics Business Unit.
Aldric brings his mixed technical and marketing background to SpecialChem to bridge the gap between technical innovation and market trends.
After obtaining his MBA in B-to-B Marketing in 1998, he joined Bayer AG (now Lanxess) and was responsible for the market launch of new specialty chemicals. In 2003, he moved to GE plastics (today Sabic IP) and was responsible for business development of performance polymers at key European accounts involved in various industrial markets.
Aldric holds an Engineering Degree in Polymer Science from ESCOM (France) and a
B-to-B Marketing Degree from E.M. Lyon Business School.
Sonia Vij, General Manager SpecialChem India
Sonia assisted SpecialChem with the creation of its subsidiary in India and is now
responsible for the management of the local SpecialChem team in charge of all back-office
tasks related to website content editing, management and telesales.
As a creative quality-oriented professional, Sonia brings to SpecialChem her strong
business skills and knowledge of the chemical industry.Before joining SpecialChem,
she worked as a content editor at Innodata Isogen.
Sonia holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from Delhi University (India).