CHARLESTON, S.C.— Quest Specialty Chemicals has announced the appointment of Rick Martin as chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Rick Martin

Martin has an extensive track record in finance within a number of global industrial businesses, emphasizing financial and internal control activities, investor relations and risk management.

“I am thrilled to welcome Rick Martin to our executive team,” CEO Doug Mattscheck said. “Rick’s expertise in managing operational costs and building solid internal controls will support the company’s dynamic growth initiatives to further extend its national leadership position in the specialty coatings industry market.”

Prior to joining Quest Specialty Chemicals, Martin served as vice president corporate controller, treasurer and secretary for Hilex Poly Co. LLC, where he successfully led a substantial turnaround. He has also served EMS-CHEMIE (North America) Inc. in the role of vice president, chief financial officer.

In addition to leading the firm’s finance, human resources and IT divisions, Martin will drive business initiatives by focusing on implementing best practices and processes.

“Joining the executive teamof Quest Specialty Chemicals gives me the opportunity to work with the leader in the specialty coatings industry,” Martin said. “In addition to teaming with my colleagues on the executive committee, I will be focused on assessing, recommending and implementing key business opportunities to enhance growth and profitability.”

Martin earned a Master of Business Administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Psychology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

He will be based out of the Quest’s Charleston, S.C. headquarters facility.

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