CHARLESTON, S.C.Quest Specialty Chemicals has announced the appointment of Marjorie (Marj) Shymske as president of Quest Construction Products, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Specialty Chemicals.

With more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and management, with an emphasis on assembling effective teams and successful business expansion, Shymske is an established leader in the building materials industry.

Shymske’s substantial experience in both Fortune 500 and private equity-owned environments, ranging from building sales organizations to developing go-to market strategies, will help Quest Construction Products deliver differential value and revenue growth in both existing and new markets.

Prior to joining Quest Construction Products, Shymske served as President and CEO of Victor Oolitic Stone Company. She led the successful turnaround and transformation of the firm, from Chapter 11 status through subsequent equity offering and merger. During her 27-year career with Owens Corning, she served in several sales management roles including director of sales.

“We are pleased to have Marj join our executive management team,” Quest Specialty Chemicals CEO Doug Mattscheck said. “Her expertise in setting strategic direction, and effectiveness with building and coaching highly engaged teams that exceed financial goals, will enable the company to drive continued strong performance and delivery of innovative specialty coating solutions to our customers.”

As president, Shymske will focus on Quest Construction Products’ long-term vision and strategy, while enhancing current business processes.

“I am pleased to be leading the company at this time of rapid growth, and I look forward to strengthening the company's market position, as well as bringing new products to market and accelerating international growth,” Shymske said.

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