The ChemQuest Group (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA), a global business strategy and external technology development firm with focus and expertise specific to the specialty chemicals markets, announced the addition of Robert G. Kramer as director.
Kramer joins ChemQuest and brings decades of specialty chemical manufacturing operations, financial, and sales experience. He started his path towards management and operations at Robert Morris University (Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA) where he received a degree in business administration.
In his professional career, Kramer has held multiple positions in the specialty chemicals industry ranging from sales to executive-level management. Furthering his expertise in lean operations management, Kramer holds a Six Sigma green belt. Using his expertise in manufacturing operations, process optimization, and business development, Kramer will aid in the expansion of ChemQuest’s manufacturing excellence pillar, according to the company.
“Bob is exactly the kind of person we aim to recruit at ChemQuest,” says CEO Dan Murad. His broad experience in specialty chemical operational management paired with his general management and communication skills make him a welcomed addition to the team. I look forward to working with Bob on future manufacturing excellence projects.”
Most recently, Kramer was president at rose plastic, wherein he was responsible for the overall financials and operations for North America. According to ChemQuest, his leadership in this position led to improvements in operational performance while helping to stabilize employee turnover and morale despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to his leadership prowess, he was instrumental in establishing a team to successfully establish a new medical production facility, which required ISO 13485 certification to include the transition of customers.
At ChemQuest, Kramer’s operational experience is expected to benefit clients using consulting services under the manufacturing excellence pillar; an engineering and project management service focused on plant and process optimization; and supply chain strategy and management.
“After a brief introduction to ChemQuest through a former colleague and now current ChemQuest associate, I am thrilled to join and be a part of the ChemQuest team,” Kramer says. “My background in various general management and manufacturing roles, mostly in the converting of polymers into compounds and packaging solutions complements the ChemQuest strategy in enhancing operational excellence and value creation. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience in helping customers be more successful.”
Source: The ChemQuest Group Inc., www.chemquest.com.