Creative Polymer Solutions (CPS), the Alabama-based specialty chemical manufacturer, has announced the hire of a new senior-level executive. David Mulkey has been named the new Vice President of Product Management.
Mulkey brings with him an extensive background in formulating polyurethane foam and coating systems, acrylic PSA, and polyurea chemistries. He has both a B.S. Degree in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.S. Degree in Polymer Science from the University of Akron. David’s experience includes a previous role as Senior R&D Scientist at Invista working on Aromatic Polyester Polyol Product Development for use in rigid polyurethane foam applications. He was also Senior Chemist at Isotec International Inc. Most recently, Mulkey served as Technical Director at Premium Spray Products from 2011 to 2016, and TS&D Scientist at Dow Chemical from 2016 until earlier this month when he accepted the position with CPS.
“We couldn’t be more excited about David coming on board,” says Mark Corr, President and COO of CPS’s parent company, Signet LLC. “He brings a high level of quality, expertise, and experience to CPS, specifically in the areas of chemical process management, product development, management, and supply chain.”
Mulkey was hired to be CPS’s focal point for developing and managing its brand offering and product lineup, which will continue as grow as the company introduces new products to the marketplace over time. CPS currently has several products in its stable that have been very popular for clients, including Airlok 45 and Airlok 170. Mulkey looks forward to building on its current product base and continuing to innovate new products and applications.
Mulkey will also head up supply chain responsibilities for CPS, which according to Corr makes him the perfect fit because of his unique background providing him with extensive experience working in every facet of the chemical manufacturing supply chain. He hopes to make his mark on CPS by introducing the management techniques and procedures he has learned and implemented at much larger companies.
“I’m excited to be able to step out of the lab and be a part of a senior leadership team with a growing company with passionate people,” says Mulkey. “CPS is a much smaller, focused environment than what I come from, and I am looking forward to the change. This role will allow me to work with smaller teams and be more nimble with our approach to product development and operations. I’m most excited about the opportunity to partner with CPS’s already talented chemists to lead real innovation in this industry.”
Creative Polymer Solutions will move into a new, larger plant in Birmingham in the last quarter of 2019, which will allow for greater capacity for the company which has seen dramatic growth since its inception in late 2015.
“We are systematically putting in place the foundation for what will be a world-class chemical manufacturing company in CPS, which we believe will quickly become a force in this industry,” says Corr. “We look forward to attracting and adding more high-level expertise and talent to the company in the coming months.”
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