McHenry, IL: Chroma Color Corporation has appointed Dr. Andrew E. Smith as technical director for the Leominster and Clinton color concentrate manufacturing locations. As the technical director, Dr. Smith is responsible for technical service, R&D, quality, ISO and regulatory programs.
“As our company expands, having highly qualified candidates, such as Dr. Smith, join our technical team is exciting and crucially important for our success. We look forward to utilizing his contributions on developing enhanced solutions for current and potential customer’s color challenges and needs,” stated Tom Bolger, the chief executive officer of Chroma Color Corporation.
Dr. Smith received his BS in Applied Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2006. In 2010, Andrew earned a PhD in Materials Chemistry from Oregon State University. Continuing his educational pursuits, Dr. Smith earned an MBA in Innovation, Change & Entrepreneurship from Xavier University in 2018.
After receiving a doctorate in Materials Chemistry in 2010, Dr. Smith joined the Shepherd Color Company as an R&D Chemist investigating disruptive pigment chemistries. In 2015, he assumed responsibility for the analytical laboratory and led a specialized business division in pigment surface functionalization. In 2017, Dr. Smith joined the Uniform Color Company as a Product Engineering Manager where he was responsible for the product development and improvement of color masterbatches for North America.
Dr. Smith’s work has been published in 13 journal articles with three associated patents in pigment technologies granted. His work on the synthesis, crystal structure, and physical properties of transition metal oxides has been published on the cover of two journals and has been featured in the New York Times, Bloomberg News, C&EN, and National Geographic.
About Chroma Color Corporation
Chroma Color Corporation is a leading specialty color and additive concentrate supplier of the highest quality and the shortest lead times in the plastics marketplace. The business exceeds $160 million in sales due to solid organic growth and targeted acquisitions. Chroma’s extensive technical leadership and manufacturing expertise coupled with its game-changing colorant technologies have surprised and delighted customers for over 50 years in markets such as: packaging, wire and cable, building & construction, consumer products, medical, healthcare, lawn & garden, durables, sanitation, recreation & leisure, transportation and more.