U.S. Chemical Manufacturer Expands Supply Chain Staff

Melanie West and Kim Curtis. Photos courtesy of MFG Chemical.

MFG Chemical (Dalton, Georgia, USA), a leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing, is staffing up for growing domestic and new international business by expanding its supply chain department.

As part of that expansion, Melanie West was promoted to supply chain director, which represents a new position. Previously, she served as the company’s chemical manager for materials and scheduling.

In her new capacity, she will be responsible for the continuous integration and coordination of material handling, scheduling, sourcing, and customer service, with a manager for each of these areas reporting to her.  She will report directly to Barry Lassiter, vice president of operations.

“MFG Chemical is growing, and I’m excited to be taking on these new responsibilities to help manage the growth,” West says. “We have a well-integrated supply chain monitoring system, and our 2019 initiatives include utilization of its material requirements planning [MRP] system. The addition of key staff, like Kim Curtis, will also make a big difference.”

Curtis joins the company as its customer service manager, having over 20 years of U.S. and international customer service and logistics experience in the flooring and hospitality industries. Kim along with her team will focus on all aspects of domestic and international customer orders.

“I look forward to helping customers throughout the United States and internationally,” Curtis says. “I share MFG’s commitment to deliver the best and most consistent quality in specialty and custom chemical products in the safest and most timely way.”

The chemical manufacturer serves a variety of global markets, including agriculture, asphalt, graphic arts, lubricants, mining, oilfield, paints and coatings, personal care, pulp and paper, and water treatment.

“We’re happy to have an experienced MFG manager like Melanie West promoted to director, supply chain,” Lassiter adds. “We also welcome Kim Curtis, whose U.S. and international customer service experience will be of great help. Both Melanie and Kim will do an excellent job of managing all aspects of the supply chain to the full benefit of our customers.”

Source: MFG Chemical, www.mfgchemical.com.