Aug. 30, 2022, Cincinnati, Ohio — The ChemQuest Group, a global consulting firm focused on
tailored business strategy and optimization, technology development, market intelligence and
M&A advisory services for the specialty materials industry, has appointed Jean-Luc Guillaume as director.
In this role, Guillaume will support business development, key client projects, and market
intelligence. Based in France, he brings a wealth of expertise in strategic segments that are part
of ChemQuest’s core knowledge base and growth trajectory, such as specialty polymers,
composites, and coatings.
Guillaume has nearly four decades of experience in the specialty chemicals and materials
industry, in roles related to management, R&D, and marketing. Most recently, he served as the
associate director of global wind and composites at Olin in Zug, Switzerland. He also served in a variety of roles with Dow Chemical in Switzerland and Germany over the span of 30 years, in
divisions focused on wind energy, rail and infrastructure, sustainable chemistry, epoxy resins, and coatings.
“Jean-Luc has profound expertise in the emerging field of composites across many industries.
He understands the trends and technologies relevant to markets such as construction,
transportation, energy, infrastructure, and consumer goods. Stakeholders across these verticals
come to us seeking industry-focused thought leadership and strategy to build resilience, agility
and profitability. They also want our technical expertise to meet demand based on drivers such
as high performance needs, sustainability, lightweighting, and material cost and availability.
Jean Luc’s extensive experience for related chemistries and developments will enable us to
better support these clients,” said Daniel Murad, ChemQuest CEO.
Guillaume earned his Ph.D. in polymer science jointly from the Université Claude Bernard in
Lyon, France and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, USA. He also holds an MBA from the
Université Robert Schumann in Strasbourg, France. He is fluent in English, French, and German.
“I have had the pleasure to work with ChemQuest in the past and appreciated the firm’s
guidance and depth of knowledge to define a strategy for an important growth initiative — as
well as provide collaborative innovation and R&D. I’m ready to help contribute to future
ChemQuest successes with my knowledge of the epoxies, composites, and coatings worlds,”
Jenna Blankenship, Director of Marketing
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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; and 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 www.chemquest.com.