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ChemQuest Group appoints Dr. Terry A. Potter as Director

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The ChemQuest Group, Inc., a business strategy firm in specialty chemicals, announces the addition of Dr. Terry A. Potter as Director.

Dr. Terry A. Potter. Source: ChemQuest

Dr. Terry A. Potter. Source: ChemQuest

In this role, Dr. Potter will provide strategic and expert insight into the business strategy and technology and development pillars of ChemQuest’s consulting practice.

35 years of experience in the coatings industries

With over 35 years of experience in the coatings, adhesives and colorants industries, he is a recognised subject matter expert and inventor in the field of polyurethanes for coatings and adhesives – possessing in-depth knowledge in construction adhesives, cementitious materials and a multitude of colorant applications.

 "We are excited to welcome Dr. Potter to our practice,” said Dan Murad, president/CEO of ChemQuest. "We feel confident that his wealth of experience in coatings, adhesives and colourants from the perspective of both the raw materials supplier and formulator will be a valuable asset to our business. His breadth of technical knowledge and practical business approaches will serve ChemQuest’s domestic and international clients with value engineered direction in technology and development, with the business acumen to illuminate and solve chemical business complexities.”

Solving complex technology problems

Of his new position at ChemQuest, Terry said "I am excited to be putting my many years of experience and technological achievements in coatings, adhesives and colourants to work for The ChemQuest Group, Inc., solving complex technology and business problems within the specialty chemicals’ value chain. I look forward to my association with this company, my colleagues and most importantly, our clients.”

About Dr. Terry A. Potter

Dr. Potter’s career includes diverse positions with Bayer Corporation (now Covestro). For the first 20 years Dr. Potter held various R&D and Application Development management positions within the Polyurethane and Coatings divisions, both in the United States and in Germany, and is the holder of 28 patents. Following those assignments, he became Bayer’s Business and Technical Manager for Specialty Resins and Pigments where Terry led the sales and technical marketing for multiple applications. Terry concluded his tenure at Bayer as the head of Industry Innovations, Consumer and Health Care, expanding Bayer’s business into new and underserved markets for materials used in consumer and medical device applications. 

At the W.W. Henry Company, Dr. Potter led a team of formulation chemists and technicians to develop and roll out new and enhanced flooring adhesive formulations, with improved outcomes in material performance at a lower manufactured cost.  He also oversaw the technical domestication of engineered cement formulas for Ardex. 

Just prior to joining ChemQuest, Dr. Potter was with BASF Corporation and was charged with leading two groups that focused on the development of both new and value-engineered colorant and coatings products for the landscaping market, i.e., Colorbiotics® (a registered brand of BASF) materials for wood mulch and recycled rubber. Terry’s R&D approach succeeded as the result of his exemplary collaboration with internal product development, materials procurement and sales teams.

In 1974, Dr. Potter earned his Bachelor of Arts chemistry degree from Coe College, followed by a Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Iowa in 1979.

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