McHenry, IL: Chroma Color Corporation, leading formulator and supplier of specialty color and additive concentrates and IR absorbing and modifying dyes with an extensive manufacturing footprint throughout the United States, has appointed Mike Crosby to Vice President & General Manager of its Epolin business unit.
Mike joins Chroma Color Corporation from BASF where his most recent role was Global Industry Manager for the Colors & Effects business. Previously, as President and CEO of C&U Americas, he delivered triple digit annual revenue growth and facilitated formation of a joint venture company. Over 30 years of chemical, industrial and automotive experience he has held progressive leadership responsibility over sales, marketing, manufacturing, and engineering in organizations ranging from private start-ups to billion dollar public corporations. These included NSK, a Japanese motion control company as well as Electronic Data Systems which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Mike holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in International Business, as well as a lean champion certification.
Mike will work closely with Greg Amato who has led Epolin since 2004 and will be staying with the business through the transition as Mike takes on the leadership role with Greg’s planned retirement in 2021.
Tom Bolger commented, “Epolin has added a strategic, technical depth to Chroma and under Mike’s leadership, we will strive to continually improve our value to existing customers while proactively developing novel solutions for evolving application challenges as market leaders”.
Chroma Color Corporation is a leading specialty color and additive concentrate supplier serving a diverse range of markets, including packaging, healthcare, pharmaceutical, wire, cable, consumer products, and others. With the addition of Epolin, Chroma is also the recognized leader in the near infra-red (NIR) absorptive dye industry producing proprietary blends to suit the eye protection and light management sectors. Chroma Color’s growth strategy includes robust organic and inorganic growth and has been through six acquisitions over more than two years. Chroma’s extensive technical leadership and manufacturing expertise, coupled with its game-changing colorant and light management technologies, have delighted customers for over 50 years. For more information, please visit: Epolin: www.epolin.com