CABB’s Jayhawk Site Expands R&D Team for Custom Manufacturing and Catalog Businesses

Galena, Kansas, USA August 25, 2020 – Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation announces the hiring of Dr. Richard Duffy as R&D Manager, reporting to Dr. Jeff Dimmit, VP Technology. Richard will oversee the development of new production processes, continuous process improvements and overall production support for CABB’s Jayhawk site.

Richard holds a PhD in Chemistry from Texas A&M University. His 9 years of industrial experience with Evonik and Baker Hughes makes him ideally suited for his new assignment. Richard adds: “I’m very pleased to join CABB and lead a group of talented scientists to offer first-in-class solutions for our customers.” Jeff strongly endorses Richard: “He’s a great fit for our team and his process development experience sets us on a solid path forward.”

Jayhawk is key to CABB’s success in the custom manufacturing sector, and the R&D group plays a key role in Jayhawk’s continued growth and success.

About CABB

CABB Group GmbH is a leading custom manufacturer of starting materials, active ingredients and advanced intermediates; a major producer of high-purity monochloroacetic acid; and a supplier of premium fine chemicals. We are small enough to
focus on attentive customer partnerships, yet large enough to master complex chemical synthesis. Customers benefit from
CABB’s manufacturing excellence, product quality, security of supply and collaborative approach to sourcing solutions.

Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Adds New Talent to Support Custom Manufacturing and Catalog Businesses

Galena, Kansas, USA September 10, 2019 – Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation announces the hiring of two key personnel for its expanding business:

Dr. Kevin Allegre, Research Chemist II

Kevin will develop new production processes, support continuous process improvement and troubleshoot production issues for Jayhawk’s custom manufacturing business. He joins the company after recently completing his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Kansas.

Kevin adds: “After having been a Jayhawk in Lawrence since 2010, I’m excited to continue being a Jayhawk in Galena.” Dr. Jeff Dimmit, VP Technology, strongly endorses Kevin: “His resume and doctoral work speak for themselves in terms of his qualifications, but it is his passion for chemistry and his connection to the Midwest that really shined through during the interviews. I believe he’ll be a great addition to the team.”

Dr. Vinay Mishra, Technical Development Manager

This new position is part of Jayhawk’s continuing commitment to applied technology for its catalog of made-to-order fine chemicals. Vinay will provide technical support for customers, develop new business, represent Jayhawk at industry events and educate the marketplace on the benefits of the company’s portfolio, including BTDA, the flagship dianhydride.

Vinay holds a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh University. His 20+ years of technical experience covers a wide variety of polymers including epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylics and vinyl esters.

Vinay is known throughout the industry and academia as a strong leader and communicator who welcomes collaboration. Borys Schafran, VP Sales & Marketing, adds: “I’ve known Vinay for over 15 years and had the recent pleasure of working with him on an accelerator study for epoxy-anhydride cure systems. He was a very effective contributor to our webinars and video series. As soon as we heard he was available, I knew he would be a perfect fit for Jayhawk.”

About Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation

Jayhawk Fine Chemical Corporation empowers customers with fine chemical and custom manufacturing sourcing solutions. Jayhawk was recently acquired by Permira, owner of the CABB Group, a leading global manufacturer of chemical intermediates and finished products.

Jayhawk Fine Chemicals and ChemPacific Collaborate on Supply Chain Security for Specialty Anhydrides

Galena, Kansas, USA July 10, 2019 – Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation and ChemPacific Corporation announce a new supply chain collaboration for specialty anhydrides essential to epoxy and polyimide applications. The pairing combines Jayhawk’s expertise in dianhydride synthesis with ChemPacific’s core competencies and knowledge of the complex Chinese supply chain. Under the collaboration, ChemPacific will manufacture select products exclusively for Jayhawk. Recent events in China and in the global economy have called into question the accessibility of critical raw materials and intermediates from manufacturers subject to greater safety and environmental examinations. “The Chinese supply chain has been shaken to its core,” says Borys Schafran, VP Sales & Marketing at Jayhawk. “Any manufacturer, regardless of their proximity to affected districts, is now subject to heightened scrutiny, especially for products critical to distant markets.” Tony Liang, VP of Operations and Co-Founder of ChemPacific, adds, “We want to assure our customers that recent events in China have not impacted our production or supply chain capabilities, nor do we anticipate any such disruption in the near future. ChemPacific, being a US company with assets in Southern China, is in compliance with all applicable Chinese provincial and countrywide regulations. The collaboration with Jayhawk enables us to extend this assurance to other critical supply chains.” Through their combined efforts, Jayhawk and ChemPacific intend to minimize risks and create a reliable one-stop shop for specialty anhydrides essential to the expanding requirements of global customers.

About Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation

Jayhawk Fine Chemical Corporation empowers customers with fine chemical and custom manufacturing sourcing solutions. Jayhawk was recently acquired by Permira, owner of the CABB Group, a leading global manufacturer of chemical intermediates and finished products.

About ChemPacific Corporation

ChemPacific Corporation has labs, plants and personnel distributed between the US and China, positioning the company to uniquely satisfy customer needs. Knowledge of the complex Chinese marketplace makes ChemPacific an extremely valuable sourcing partner.


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