June 15, 2023, Cincinnati, OH — The ChemQuest Group, a global consulting firm focused on tailored business strategy and optimization, technology acceleration, market intelligence, and M&A advisory services for the specialty materials industry, has appointed Eric Casebolt its latest director.

Casebolt is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of providing viable and actional solutions to organizational goals. He will support ChemQuest’s Business Strategy & Transformation, Technology Development, and M&A Advisory Services by utilizing his extensive experience in market development and product innovation.

Throughout his career, which includes numerous roles of increasing responsibility with BASF and Eastman Chemical Co., Casebolt has worked to develop and market various acrylic-based technologies and formulation additives for use in coatings, packaging, and construction applications. In his most recent role as strategy manager for Eastman, he served as an internal strategy consultant for several of the company’s global business units.

“Eric has had an accomplished career, excelling in business development and strategy. In addition, I anticipate that his work building innovation pipelines for diverse product lines will bring value to our teams working on product development at ChemQuest Technology Institute and ChemQuest Powder Coating Research. I’m delighted to have him on the team,” said Daniel Murad, ChemQuest CEO.

Casebolt holds an MBA from Wake Forest University. In addition, he earned a master’s degree in chemistry from DePaul University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin Parkside.

“I am excited and honored to become part of the ChemQuest team, a top-tier consulting organization that provides unmatched resources and expertise to the chemical industry. I look forward to working with the team and collaborating with our clients to help their businesses thrive in the markets they serve,” Casebolt said.

To learn more about ChemQuest, visit https://chemquest.com.


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About the ChemQuest Group, Inc.

The ChemQuest Group Inc. is widely recognized among raw material suppliers, formulators, and financial investors for its value creation. ChemQuest’s four service pillars include Business Strategy & Transformation; Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures; Manufacturing Excellence; as well as Technology & Application Development through the ChemQuest Technology Institute and ChemQuest Powder Coating Research. ChemQuest services extend across 11 formulated product categories and over 13 end-use markets within the specialty chemicals value chain. Our team includes former senior managers from major manufacturers, business owners, and senior technical managers including Ph.D. chemists, with a minimum of 25 years of experience in specialty chemicals. For more information, visit https://chemquest.com