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ChemQuest Europe Hires New VP

Friday, February 26, 2021

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At the beginning of the year, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group announced in an emailed press release that it hired Ezio Braggio as its Vice President of ChemQuest Europe.

Previously, Braggio retired from Sherwin-Williams as its Regional President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).

“I have long admired ChemQuest’s strategic expertise in chemical business’ organic and inorganic growth,” Braggio noted, “combined with forward integration into materials science through the ChemQuest Technology Institute, this presents a unique partnership model for client success in geographic market expansion and increased global market share.”

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At the beginning of the year, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group announced in an emailed press release that it hired Ezio Braggio as its Vice President of ChemQuest Europe.

Over the course of his career, Braggio spent over 21 years at PPG working in a variety of leadership roles including General Manager, Refinish Paint and Accident Management EMEA. Following his time at PPG, Braggio served as President and CEO of then-Sealy EMEA and SAPSA Latex from 2005 to 2011. Highlights of his six-year tenure include overall improvements to customer relations, signing a new contract with IKEA for supply of latex cores at a global level and driving organic growth by 35% million in three years.

From 2011 to 2017, Braggio served as President of the former Valspar Corporation where he identified and executed strategic acquisitions and profitable joint ventures for ten business units in the region. After Sherwin-Williams acquired Valspar, Braggio transitioned to Regional President of EMEAI where he coordinated the business with more than 4,000 employees and more than 20 manufacturing plants. By 2018, Braggio was reported to have significantly contributed to the integration of Valspar EMEAI into Sherwin-Williams and exceeded all synergy goals.

Braggio holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, and a master’s degree in B2B marketing from Bocconi University.

“Working with the ChemQuest team, our clients in specialty chemicals can increase EBITDA aided by Ezio Braggio’s proven chemical business know-how in strategic and tactical planning to ensure their superior competitive position moving forward,” said ChemQuest CEO Dan Murad.

“We are excited about the increased demand for our firm’s services that led to expanding ChemQuest Europe’s scope and breadth by recruiting Ezio Braggio, and adopting his Fortune 500 model to bolster our internal culture of excellence.” 

   

Tagged categories: Business management; Business matters; Business operations; ChemQuest; Construction chemicals; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Europe; Personnel; Program/Project Management

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