Daubert Chemical Announces Personnel Changes


Specialty coatings and adhesives manufacturer Daubert Chemical Company recently announced via emailed release a series of key promotions and new hires within the company. This includes the appointment of Dr. Mike Duncan as President and CEO to succeed Matt Puz.

Previously the executive vice president of technology, Duncan reportedly brings over 30 years of industry experience to the role, include 10 years spent with Daubert. His career began at Keil Chemical, as well as holding leadership roles at companies such as D-A Stuart Company, Castrol and Fuchs Lubricants.

“Matt Puz has played an indispensable role in Daubert’s success throughout his tenure over the past seven years,” said Matthew McGinnis, Vice President of Commercial Development. “Under his leadership, we’ve grown our automotive coatings business through the launch of Nox-Rust 1290HP and other products, and launched a new, innovative coating, Nox-Rust ChipShield, designed to provide enhanced durability versus road debris as well as corrosive conditions.

“On behalf of the rest of the leadership team here at Daubert Chemical, we are delighted to congratulate Matt Puz on his upcoming retirement, as well as to celebrate Mike’s promotion into the role of President and CEO. The insight and expertise Mike brings to the table will continue to usher in a new era of innovation at Daubert.”

According to the company, Duncan’s promotion leads a series of personnel moves including:

  • Dr. Aaron Sanders has been hired for the role of Vice President of Technology. Sanders brings over 20 years of experience to Daubert, and most recently held the title of research and development director of Oilfield Solutions at Stepan Company. Sanders holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison;
  • Mark Pawelski is retiring from his role as executive vice president of operations. Pawelski devoted 44 years of service to Daubert, and will reportedly continue to consult for special projects; and
  • Greg Merchen, formerly the vice president of manufacturing, will succeed Pawelski as Vice President of Operations, including the coverage all manufacturing areas for Daubert as well as customer service and engineering. He holds a degree in chemical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management.

“It’s an exciting time for Daubert,” said Puz. “As we welcome new leaders into the fold and continue our tradition of meeting customer needs with high-quality products and service, the next generation of Daubert solutions is sure to exceed expectations.”

Duncan holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois Chicago. He is also reportedly an active supporter of industry organizations, including holding the role of President of STLE in 2019 to 2020.


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