• May 8, 2023
  • VanDeMark

Boudewijn van Lent Named President and CEO of VanDeMark Chemicals

Lockport, New York, May 8, 2023 — VanDeMark Chemical, Inc. (“VanDeMark”), a leading global producer of life science chemistries, announced today the appointment of Dr. Boudewijn van Lent as President and CEO, effective immediately. Boudewijn’s experience encompasses over thirty years of leadership in the chemicals industry. VanDeMark is a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners (“SK”) and Comvest Partners.

Boudewijn joins VanDeMark from dss+ where he served as Global Chemical Industry Director. Prior to joining dss+, Boudewijn was Executive Vice President and Member of the Board of Management of the Specialty Construction Chemicals business of GCP Applied Technologies. Previously, Boudewijn served as CEO of Bilfinger’s Industrial Services, Inc. (NA), President of Rhein Chemie (NA), and as a Vice President for Celerant Consulting.

Boudewijn started his career at Bayer in 1989 and held various roles at Bayer and LANXESS in Germany, Canada and in the US. Fluent in English, German, and Dutch, Boudewijn earned his Doctor of Philosophy, Physical and Colloid Chemistry, and his Master of Science, Molecular Science from the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a former member of several industry and government affairs associations. He has authored numerous technical articles and presented at numerous industry conferences.

“We are pleased to have Boudewijn join the VanDeMark team,” says Randy Dearth, Chairman of the Board of Directors of VanDeMark and Sr. Director of SK. “His broad experience in transforming and growing businesses will be beneficial as we further grow VanDeMark as a preferred fine chemicals partner to our life science and industrial customers.”

About VanDeMark

VanDeMark Chemical is a leading producer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives in North America and Europe. Our broad portfolio of products is used in such diverse industries as agrochemical products, pharmaceuticals, polymer and other industrial segments. VanDeMark is an affiliated portfolio company of SK Capital Partners, LP and Comvest Partners.