AGAWAM, Mass. — OMG Roofing Products has named Brittany deRonde of Westfield, Mass., to the newly created position of product development chemist. 

In her new role, deRonde will work with the product managers and development team to address unmet market needs with innovative new adhesive and sealant solutions based on advanced engineering. She reports to Cecile Mejean, director of new product development and innovation. 

deRonde comes to OMG with significant technical experience. Most recently, she was with ProAmpac in Westfield, Mass., where she was a product development engineer. She previously worked with Mondi Tekkote of Leonia, N.J. in various engineering and technical management positions supporting product development efforts.

deRonde holds a doctorate and master’s degree in polymer science and engineering, both from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Rutgers University.