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Lauren Gilchrist

Lauren joined the Customer Service Team in 2022.  She graduated from Eastern Michigan University where she played saxophone with the marching band for 3 years.  She continues to play saxophone with The Bay Village Community Band.  Lauren has 20 years’ experience in the customer service field ranging from sales, banking, mortgage loans and front desk & billing in Pediatrics.  Lauren lives in North Olmsted with her two dogs Rosie and Luna.  In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, going to Cleveland Indians games, crocheting/crafting, and baking.

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Ed Santorella

Ed joined Chem-Materials in 2019 and is the Technical Sales Representative for Georgia.  His experience in the chemical industry spans nearly four decades. He has held Director level technical and commercial positions on the supply side at large and small specialty chemical companies. Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, he has contributed to and been awarded several US patents. He was the founder, and co-owner of a Georgia-based company that produces acrylic poured flooring and concrete repair systems.  He grew up in northern New Jersey and has called Canton, Georgia home for the past 15 years. Ed and his wife of 28 years, have 2 grown children. He enjoys spending time with his family, and restores and races vintage motorcycles.

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Tony Novello

Tony is the Technical Sales Representative in Southern Ohio and the lower central Midwest territory. He joined Chem-Materials in 2014. He started out as a lab chemist at Rohm Tech in 1991, formulating dispersions and emulsions for the leather finishing industry. He has extensive technical experience in developing products for this industry and worked here until moving into specialty chemical sales in 2006 with Boehle Chemical. Tony has three grown children and lives in Madison, Indiana with his Great Dane, Bernadette. He enjoys live music, helping to organize the MadHop Music Festival, and well-made dress shoes.

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Angie Mack

Angie Mack joined Chem-Materials in 2014 and is our Customer Service Manager. Angie is a graduate of The Ohio State University and has over 25 years of experience in the customer service field, ranging from various positions in retail to working with customers in the banking and IT industries. Angie lives with her husband, Terry, and teenage son in North Ridgeville, Ohio. She has two award-winning German Shorthaired Pointers. She enjoys volunteering for the Sports Boosters and her son’s many sports as a team mom.

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Sean Wagner

Sean is the Technical Sales Representative in the Carolinas and lives with his wife, Jessica, and four young children in South Carolina. He joined Chem-Materials in 2010, with a background in lubricant and fuel additives (Midcontinental Chemical) and industrial chemical (Buckeye International) sales and a chemistry degree from Southern Illinois University. He has been the (2018) President of the St. Louis Paint and Coatings Society as well as a local liaison to the American Coatings Society. In his spare time Sean enjoys golf, amateur meteorology, and acting in community plays.

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Bill Tranberg

Bill joined Chem-Materials in 2012 and previously worked for MA Hanna (now PolyOne) for 22 years as well as 17 years with Ferro Corp selling color concentrates and dry color to the plastics industry. Bill is our plastics industry expert, having served in several capacities with the SPE at the national and local levels, including President of the Chicago affiliate. Bill and his wife, Dee, live in North Royalton, Ohio, where Bill enjoys golfing and watching his grandkids play sports.

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Ellie Stepanik

Ellie joined Chem-Materials in 2013 and is our Finance Manager. She handles all things financial for the business – billing, receipt of payments, accounts payable, payroll, 401K administration, etc. Ellie graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in many industries ranging from real estate, retail, and medical equipment prior to her role at Chem-Materials. She has been a volleyball coach for the last 10 years coaching both high school and competitive club volleyball. Ellie and her husband, Darrell live in Amherst, OH and they have a chocolate Labrador, Teak. In her free time, she enjoys boating, fishing, gardening, and volleyball.

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Tracey Shafts

Tracey Shafts joined Chem-Materials in 2013 and is a Customer Service Representative at Chem Materials Company where she coordinates warehouse orders and manages existing orders. Tracey has 20 years’ experience in the customer service field ranging from front desk work at a medical therapy company and city recreation facility to billing for a home health company. She helps our customers place, keep track of, and logistically coordinate their orders. Tracey has three children whom have served in the armed forces (the marines, the army and a son who graduated as an officer from the West Point Military Academy) and has 4 grandchildren that she loves to spend time with. She enjoys sewing, attending music concerts, and bike riding.