About Chemtrade

Some facts & figures:

  • With close to 1400 employees, Chemtrade operates in 60+ locations in North America and internationally. We are diversified into two main business segments with products that touch people’s lives every day.
  • Our Sulphur and Water Chemicals (SWC) and Electrochemicals (EC) products contribute to dozens of industries as varied and universal as water treatment, agriculture, pulp & paper, oil refining, and food production.
  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund has been listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CHE.UN) since 2001.
To understand Chemtrade beyond a few facts and figures requires an appreciation of the value we place on partnerships throughout our organization.

aboutUs page in people opportunity People + Opportunity

When telling the story of Chemtrade, we begin with our people. We are proud to support a people-first philosophy of empowerment, collaboration and team success through a commitment to providing a safe work environment and the opportunity to build strong connections aligned to the organization’s core values. Our employees bring an amazing level of talent, expertise and insight which we support through formal and informal training to create close-knit communities, and enable employees to grow, develop their strengths, and build their capabilities.

aboutUs page in safety environment Safety + Environment

Safety is one of Chemtrade’s strategic pillars and the most vital component of our culture. We provide employees with extensive and ongoing training in safety protocols. Due to the nature of our business, we are mindful of our commitment to the protection of the environment in our handling, transporting and processing systems. Our commitment to Environmental, Social & Governance principles and to the Responsible Care® ethic further highlights the importance we place on safety and sustainability.

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Through strategic acquisitions, expansion and organic growth over two decades, Chemtrade’s customer base has grown. We have a broad spectrum of customers and we strive to meet their needs and expectations through product development, reliable operations, a vast logistical network, technical expertise and dedicated customer support.

aboutUs page in products quality Products + Quality

With two business segments, Chemtrade’s product story is one of diversification and value generation. Operating in many high-demand product areas that contribute to critical community needs, our products help clean and purify the water you drink, nourish crops being grown, and contribute to the responsible production of pulp & paper products. Focusing on customer needs and quality control is intrinsic to our business in order to provide value to our customers and stakeholders.

aboutUs page in investment-yield Investment + Yield

Since our IPO in 2001, Chemtrade’s business model of reducing commodity and market risks through risk-sharing contracts and a diversified customer base has provided a strong foundation for the company. Our investors’ belief in Chemtrade’s business model has provided the funds for acquisitions to enable our growth into a great chemical company. In return, Chemtrade pays monthly distributions to investors.

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Employees, products, customers, communities, investors... ultimately, we’re all in this together, all playing our roles and working to ensure Chemtrade continues to meet the needs of the industries we serve, the communities we work in and the employees who make it all happen.

VISION, VALUES, CULTURE

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Our Vision To Create Value through Responsible Chemistry

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As we see it, the privilege of working in a business that provides products to clean water, support technology, enable manufacturing, and deliver clean energy (just a hint at the many uses of our products) comes with a responsibility to sustainability.

But, we also see this as good business.

To employees we offer an environment that includes training, opportunity, safety, responsibility, and appreciation. This sustainable approach helps attract and retain our industry’s best. And, in turn, it is our amazing team that makes all else possible.

Chemtrade’s Environmental, Social & Governance standards are importantly reflected in our commitment to the Responsible Care® initiative, a sweeping set of sustainability standards that touch every facet of our business.

We work with our customers and communities to ensure a safe transfer of goods. Where possible we re-purpose the by-products of our processes; we re-capture energy generated in manufacturing; we re-think systems to minimize carbon production.

And we believe every sustainability decision we make, adds value that we are proud to share with our people, our customers, our communities, and our investors.

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OUR VALUES Diverse & EPIC

Though referred to as Corporate Values, our values were created for, and are upheld by, humans. It is our people who seek excellence in our products and services. As we look to leave a smaller footprint behind us, we turn to our people for the ideas and integrity to take us there. Values are important to a business because people are important to a business. So we thank our people – our diverse and eclectic team – for instilling our organization with the human values that support our success.

Our Values: Diverse & EPIC

Diversity is an important aspect of Chemtrade Values and is woven into the concepts that form the EPIC umbrella.

  • We are committed to equitable treatment of all employees and others we interact with, and the elimination of all forms of discrimination, conscious and unconscious, both in the workplace and the community.
  • We value individuals, welcome contribution, and work to offer opportunity for growth to all our team members.
  • We encourage diversity of thought and sharing of ideas.

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EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONS

We are committed to the highest standards and continuous improvement.

We pursue sustainable profitability.

We implement best practices in systems, processes and standards.

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PARTNERS IN SUCCESS

Partnerships we share with customers, employees and stakeholders are the foundation of our success.

We focus on meeting the needs and expectations of our stakeholders.

We are committed to the highest level of quality and service.

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INTEGRITY

We treat employees, customers and other stakeholders in an ethical manner.

We encourage honest and open communications.

We build relationships based on trust, and hold ourselves accountable.

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CORE RESPONSIBILITY

Environmental, Social and Governance guided by our Responsible Care® initiatives, form the foundation of our commitment to sustainability.

We continually work to reduce the environmental impact of our activities.

We strive to improve the protections we maintain for the health & safety of our employees and communities.

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OUR CULTURE Inclusive & SAFE

As a workplace, Chemtrade is populated by chemists, administrators, millwrights, engineers, accountants, salespeople, operators, … more than a thousand in all, matched up against dozens of titles and job descriptions. We may proudly describe our culture as Inclusive and SAFE (we do!), but that only begins to hint at the teamwork, responsibility, and attention we rely on to create a safe, sustainable, and successful business. And, while Inclusive can have many meanings, at Chemtrade we strive to embrace them all.

Our Culture: Inclusive & SAFE

Inclusiveness is an important aspect of Chemtrade Culture that is reflected in the name and woven into the
concepts within the SAFE umbrella.

  • We respect and embrace differences and individuality.
  • We foster a sense of belonging through fair and equitable treatment.
  • We see unique perspectives and experiences as key to our growth and success.

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SAFETY IN ALL FORMS

We never compromise on safety, either physical or psychological.

We are committed to ensuring a safe, injury-free, and respectful work environment.

We are each accountable for advocating and upholding the ethics of Responsible Care® and a safety-first approach to our work and workplace.

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ADAPTABLE LEARNING ORG.

We foster new, creative ideas and positive change in systems, processes and standards.

We encourage continual learning and increased knowledge & skill bases.

We are quick to anticipate and adapt to the changing business landscape.

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FOSTER TEAMWORK

We work together, across teams and functions, to achieve our common objective.

We promote a culture of respect and encourage the sharing of ideas, open collaboration and expression.

We foster a fun, high-energy, dynamic team atmosphere.

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EMPOWERED PEOPLE

We each act with a sense of ownership and accountability.

We offer opportunities for professional and personal growth and development.

We encourage decisive, critical, and practical thinking.

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Our JourneyA History of Chemtrade Acquisitions

Since we were founded in 2001, Chemtrade has experienced years of both organic and step change growth through our many acquisitions

2017 Mar

Canexus / Expanded Sodium Chlorate capabilities; diversification through Chlor-Alkali product portfolio and Brazilian platform

2014 Jan

General Chemical / Further strengthened and expanded Chemtrade’s platform - Sulphuric Acid, Water Solutions, Specialty Chemicals

2011 Jun

Marsulex / Increased presence in core products, expanded geographic reach and enhanced quality of earnings

2005 Aug

Peak Chemicals / Expanded Sulphuric Acid business, diversified end markets

2003 Aug

Pulp Chemicals / Regional supplier of Sodium Chlorate, toll processor of Crude Tall Oil

2002 Dec

SHS Operations / Leading North American supplier of Sodium Hydrosulphite (SHS)

2001 Jul

Chemtrade / on July 18th Chemtrade went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) with nine locations

Leadership

Meet our management team. Thoughtful, experienced leaders helping to shape the future of Chemtrade.

  • SCOTT ROOK

    President and Chief Executive Officer

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    Scott Rook joined Chemtrade in September 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2021. As COO, Scott was accountable for delivering improved profitability and free cash generation from all Chemtrade businesses. He has more than 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry including commercial, operational and business leadership roles. Before joining Chemtrade, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial, at Ascend Performance Materials, focusing on delivering business results, long-term growth strategies, capital allocation and M&A activities. Prior to Ascend, he held executive positions at Eastman Chemical Company. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA in Finance from Auburn University in Alabama.

  • ROHIT BHARDWAJ

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Rohit Bhardwaj joined Chemtrade in January 2006 and oversees the Finance, Information Technology, Investor Relations, Corporate Development and Legal departments. He was previously Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Executive Vice President, Operations of TSX-listed Inscape Corporation, an office furniture manufacturer. Rohit is a Certified Management Accountant (U.K.), a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (U.K.) and a Certified Public Accountant (CGA). He also has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) and the Schulich School of Business (York University).

  • TIM MONTGOMERY

    Group Vice-President, Manufacturing and Engineering

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    Tim Montgomery joined Chemtrade in October 2020 and oversees the Manufacturing, Engineering and Procurement organizations. He has more than 30 years of chemical industry experience in Operations, Engineering and Operational Excellence. Tim held senior leadership positions with Rohm and Haas, Dow and Ascend Performance Materials. Before joining Chemtrade, he was Executive Vice President, Engagement Partner of Maine Pointe where he had great success partnering with clients to deliver significant earnings improvement in Operations, Logistics and Procurement. Tim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an Executive MBA from the University of Houston.

  • ALAN ROBINSON

    Group Vice-President, Commercial

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    Alan Robinson joined Chemtrade in May 2022 and leads the Commercial organization. He has more than 22 years of chemical industry experience with Dow in Commercial, Supply Chain and Business Leadership. Before joining Chemtrade, he was North American Commercial Vice President and Global Systems Strategy Leader, Polyurethanes where he had great success delivering improved business performance, long term growth plans and introduced digital innovation acceleration capabilities. Alan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Alan is also a proud veteran of the US Army and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

  • EMILY POWERS

    Group Vice-President, Human Resources and Responsible Care

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    Emily Powers joined Chemtrade in June 2016 and leads the Human Resources and Responsible Care functions. Prior to joining Chemtrade, she had 18 years of experience in the chemical industry in Human Resources, Business, Operations and Engineering roles. She has also worked in the mining and consumer products industries. She has a B.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Queen’s University.

  • TEJINDER KAUSHIK

    Vice-President, Information Technology

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    Tejinder Kaushik leads the Information Technology operations at Chemtrade. He joined in July 2016 from Celestica where he was Senior Director of Global IT. Tejinder has more than 20 years of IT experience across multiple industries, and has a Master of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Technology from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.

  • SUSAN PARÉ

    General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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    Susan Paré leads the Legal Department and is Corporate Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, and of the boards of directors of the Chemtrade Group entities. She also oversees the Environmental Risk group. Susan joined Chemtrade in 2006, having previously practised law at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. She has a BA (Hons) from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of Toronto.

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing management and the overall stewardship of Chemtrade.

  • DOUGLAS MUZYKA

    Chair of the Board of Trustees

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    Douglas Muzyka was appointed Chair of the Chemtrade Board of Trustees in May 2022. He has been a Trustee since November 2020 and in an advisory role with the Board since January 2018. Doug has extensive experience in the chemical industry, as well as in manufacturing, HR, governance, and risk management. He retired from E.I. DuPont de Nemours (DuPont), a manufacturer of chemical products, specialty materials, consumer and industrial products. As Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer, he led an organization of more than 10,000 scientists and engineers. He previously held many international positions with Dupont including, President of DuPont, Greater China; Vice President and General Manager of DuPont Nutrition and Health; President and CEO of DuPont Canada, Inc.; President and General Manager of DuPont Mexico; and as research scientist. Douglas brings strong operational and administrative skills to the Chemtrade Board, and considerable experience in new plant start-ups and venture development in international venues.

    Douglas holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and did additional graduate work at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France.

    At Chemtrade, Douglas is a member of the Audit, Responsible Care and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees.

  • Lucio Di Clemente

    Chair of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee

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    Lucio Di Clemente, CPA/CA, MBA, ICD.D, is an experienced executive, corporate director, and business advisor who brings a wealth of operational excellence combined with significant experience in completing financial transactions. During his executive career, Lucio has led several iconic Canadian companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, retail, health sciences and distribution.

    As a practitioner and advocate for effective corporate governance, Lucio brings more than 30 years of experience leading and serving on public company, private company and not-for-profit boards of directors. Currently Lucio serves on three corporate boards including Chemtrade’s. At Chemtrade, Lucio is a member of the Responsible Care and Audit Committees and chairs the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee. He also mentors a number of CEOs and is a corporate finance advisor.

  • Daniella Dimitrov

    Chair of the Audit Committee

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    Daniella Dimitrov has more than 25 years’ experience in building, operating and leading businesses in mining and financial services and has held various executive roles with a focus on strategy, finance, operations, corporate development and governance. Daniella’s previous roles include President and CEO, Interim CEO, CFO of multi mine gold/copper producers, a $2B+ mine developer, partner at a mining investment bank, Executive Vice-Chair of an iron ore developer, Chief Operating Officer of a national wealth management and capital markets firm and various corporate development roles in mining and financial services. Since 2010, Daniella serves and has served as a director of a number of public companies in natural resources and energy sectors. Daniella was chosen as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining for 2016, was a Canada Board Diversity Council – 2016 Diversity 50 Candidate and has the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certification. Daniella is a noted speaker on topics including capital markets and Environmental, Social & Governance.

    At Chemtrade, Daniella is a member of the Responsible Care and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees and chairs the Audit Committee.

  • Emily Moore

    Chair of the Responsible Care Committee

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    Dr. Emily Moore has been Director of Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering at the University of Toronto since October 2018, where she leads teaching, research and programming to help develop the next generation of engineering leaders. Emily spent 10 years at Hatch Ltd. holding positions including Managing Director, Innovation, and Managing Director, Water. In that time, she led global initiatives to serve mining, energy and infrastructure sector clients. Emily previously spent more than 10 years at Xerox, leading teams on developing new chemical processes and bringing them to manufacturing scale. Currently, Emily serves on the board of International Petroleum Corp.

    A licensed professional engineer, Emily is a subject-matter expert in water and mining and a Rhodes Scholar. She has also completed the Corporate Directors International certification.

    At Chemtrade, Emily is member of the Audit and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees and chairs the Responsible Care Committee.

  • Katherine Rethy

    Trustee

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    Katherine has extensive experience in the industrial sector and specifically in shared services, procurement, logistics and operational matters and was previously Senior Vice President, Global Services at Falconbridge Ltd. Prior to joining Falconbridge, she was an executive with DuPont Canada Inc. Katherine serves as a Director of Toromont Industries Ltd., and is past Director of SBM Offshore NV (Netherlands), Equitable Bank, TransForce Inc. and several not-for-profit organizations, including serving as past Chair of Katimavik. She has chaired compensation, nomination, and governance committees and has served on audit, risk and various special committees.

    Katherine is a lawyer and has completed the ICD’s professional corporate director course. She has a J.D. from the University of Windsor, a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from York University, and an M.A. from Lancaster University in the U.K.

    At Chemtrade, Katherine is a member of the Audit, Responsible Care and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees.

  • Scott Rook

    Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

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    Scott Rook joined Chemtrade in September 2019 as Chief Operating Officer and assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2021. As COO, Scott was accountable for delivering improved profitability and free cash generation from all Chemtrade businesses. He has more than 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry including commercial, operational and business leadership roles. Before joining Chemtrade, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial, at Ascend Performance Materials, focusing on delivering business results, long-term growth strategies, capital allocation and M&A activities. Prior to Ascend, he held executive positions at Eastman Chemical Company. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee and an MBA in Finance from Auburn University in Alabama.

  • Luc Doyon

    Trustee

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    Luc Doyon spent his career with the French industrial group Air Liquide, where he worked from 1983 to 2017. Luc served as Vice-President, Merchant Gases at Air Liquide America in Houston, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide Canada in Montréal. In 2012, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the welding division of Groupe Air Liquide in Paris. Luc is an engineer and has also completed the Executive Education program at INSEAD (Institut européen d’administration des affaires) [European Institute of Business Administration] in Fontainebleau, France.