• August 7, 2017
  • Tri-Tex

Tri-Tex welcomes Julian Steinberg and W. Dexter Brown to its Board of Directors

Montreal, August 1, 2017 – Tri-Tex, a leading producer of high performance specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce that Messrs. Julian Steinberg and W. Dexter Brown have joined its Board of Directors.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Julian and Dex to further enhance the visibility of our brand and to drive the execution of our key value creation initiatives,” said Natalie Laham, CEO at Tri-Tex. “Our growth strategy will benefit greatly from Julian`s extensive experience in our core specialty chemical focus areas, and our acquisition strategy will be significantly augmented through Dex`s in-depth knowledge of adhesives and specialty polymers. Tri-Tex as a Company will broadly benefit from both Julian and Dex`s combined decades of general management experience leading companies across the specialty chemicals sector.”

Mr. Steinberg is a seasoned executive with almost 40 years of experience, encompassing C-Suite and Board roles within both privately held and publicly traded companies. Most recently, Mr. Steinberg was the CEO of Vantage Specialty Chemicals, a private equity backed venture where he led a transformation of the business from a bulk chemicals producer to a provider of specialty personal care ingredients and solutions. This resulted in significant growth in both top line revenues and profitability and ultimately led to a successful sale of the company. Prior to this, he held senior leadership positions at Lubrizol, BFGoodrich and other leading specialty chemicals companies. Mr. Steinberg received his Bachelor`s and Master`s degrees in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Brown has extensive experience earned throughout a distinguished 30-year career as a specialty chemicals general manager and senior executive at market leading companies such as National Starch & Company, Linde (BOC) and Honeywell. While at National as a senior general manager, including being a Group Vice President, his work included focus on industrial adhesives. Mr. Brown was most recently the CEO of Yiwen USA, a polyurea coatings formulator. Prior to this he was the CEO of Draths Corporation, a green chemistry company based on the development and commercialization of bio-based aromatics. Draths was acquired by a strategic buyer in 2011. Mr. Brown graduated from West Point, with a Bachelor`s degree in engineering and has a Master`s degree from Boston University in Business Administration.

“We are delighted to have Julian and Dex join the SK Capital family.  We look forward to their support in aggressively growing Tri-Tex to capitalize on the fragmented nature of the attractive coatings, adhesives, sealants and surfactants marketplaces.” says Aaron Davenport, Managing Director of SK Capital and Chairman of Tri-Tex.

Tri-Tex is a leading producer of high-performance specialty chemicals focused on the adhesive, sealants, surfactants and textile & paper chemical markets.  Headquartered in St-Eustache, Quebec, Tri-Tex`s comprehensive suite of products are critical enablers used to develop every-day consumer and industrial applications in a variety of end-markets including paints, printing, hygiene, construction, textile and marine.  For more information, please visit www.tritex.com.