Paints & Coatings Industry (PCI) Interviews Chemical Contract Manufacturing CEO Paul Turgeon
MFG Chemical CEO Paul Turgeon recently gave an interview to PCI magazine. Paul discussed his new role as President and CEO of MFG Chemical, chemical contract manufacturer, as well as how the company’s custom contract chemical manufacturing operations have continued with additional work safety precautions during the current pandemic.
An Interview with MFG Chemical CEO, Paul Turgeon
Here’s an excerpt from the published article:
Contract Chemical Manufacturing with MFG Chemical
PCI: What are some things you have learned about this industry (or impressions you have had) during your time at MFG so far?
Turgeon: I was familiar with MFG as a supplier in my previous experiences, and they did a great job. I joined the board and took an investment when they were acquired by Platte River Equity, and joined as a board member.
I view MFG Chemical as a leader in custom and specialty chemical manufacturing, with four ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing plants located in Dalton, Georgia and Pasadena, Texas. I’ve observed the four most important values at MFG Chemical are 1) plant safety, 2) customer confidentiality, 3) excellent production capability, and 4) sustainability.
We plan to continue growing MFG by providing assistance and capital to support our customers’ contract manufacturing needs. Customer intimacy and satisfaction have always been key values at MFG, and we will continue to focus and improve on these and other levels.
Goals for Chemical Manufacturing
PCI: What are your short- and long-term goals for the company?
Turgeon: To continue to grow customer satisfaction, which will enable business expansion and growth. We aim to continuously enhance our value proposition to our customer base through high-quality products, service and quality. Additionally, we continue to upgrade our chemical manufacturing facilities as we move to six sigma manufacturing.
PCI: Has MFG remained operational during the pandemic? How have things like daily function, supply chain and customer interaction been affected?
Turgeon: MFG Chemical has remained operational during the pandemic, while a work from home took place for 6-8 weeks with much of the staff at our corporate office. Meanwhile, we took this time to conduct some preventative maintenance initiatives with two of our plants with turnarounds of ~4 weeks each.
Currently all four plants are producing and supporting customer demand. Supply chain was mostly unaffected due to our initiative in the past 2-3 years in having multiple supply options, while focusing on North American supply to mitigate supply risk. We also have had multiple interactions with SOCMA, the chemical industry trade organization, in establishing our company operational protocol, which began in mid-March.
PCI: Do you plan to permanently implement any of the procedures you have developed during the pandemic because of their success?
Turgeon: We plan to continue to utilize the protocols implemented during the pandemic to protect our employee population and customers.
To see what else Paul has to say about the future of MFG Chemical, please read the full interview.
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