Our Management Team
Managed by a team of industry professionals who believe strongly in the tremendous industrial market for Sodium Borohydride and related products, the Montgomery Chemicals management team includes:
Charles A. Lumsden - Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Charles A. Lumsden has served as Executive Vice President - Sales & Marketing since 1999. He began his career in marketing Sodium Borohydride (SBH) and related products in 1972, as a salesman for the Ventron Corporation, selling SBH primarily to the textile and paper industries. After Thiokol's purchase of Ventron, he was promoted to regional manager for the Midwestern Sales and Marketing, then to
Western Sales Manager for Morton-Thiokol with responsibility for 24 states. In 1994, Charles founded his own sales and marketing
organization, Meltex & Co., Inc., to promote Sodium Borohydride products in the U.S., including representing Finnish Chemical Co. for Sodium Borohydride products. A graduate of Georgia Tech with an engineering degree, he has done post-graduate work in textile
Larry Stewart - Vice President - Engineering
As Vice President Engineering, Larry Stewart is responsible for designing and implementing projects that will increase capacity, reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the production of Sodium Borohydride. Larry also directs the environmental, health and safety team. Prior to joining Montgomery Chemicals in 2008, Larry was employed at a specialty chemical manufacturer, where he was responsible for process and project engineering duties. Larry received his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Chemical Engineering from Villanova University.
James G. Clements - Director of Business Development
James G. Clements comes to Montgomery Chemicals with more than 20 years of experience as a chemical engineer in developing business opportunities in chemical manufacturing related to specialty chemicals, including Sodium Borohydride. He has been successful in developing new systems in the oil, gas, pharmaceutical, bio-technology and industrial markets.
Jim has designed, engineered and constructed numerous chemical delivery systems. He has built totally-automated robotic ‘packaging’ lines as well as processes like a novel ‘prilling’ machines and large-scale filtration equipment. Jim has several patents in the fields of bio-technology and membrane fabrication, including the patent on producing integrity-testable cartridges using Track-etch membrane. By maintaining his own laboratory and pilot development plant, he is well positioned to perform initial experiments and develop process control information and design specific equipment for use with Montgomery Chemicals' entire product line. Jim is skilled in 3D CAD, electrical and P&ID.
Jim holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University, a Masters of Business from the Whittemore School and has completed the requirements for a Machining Fundamentals degree. He is a founding member of the New Hampshire Biotech Council, and has worked for firms such as Corning, Millipore, Firestone Plastics, Morton-Thiokol, and Arthur D. Little. Before joining Montgomery Chemicals, Jim operated his own company, Clements Scientific. In his private practice, clients included Thermofisher, Whatman, Merit Medical, Graver Technologies and Biosphere.
Jeremy Ko – Specialty Borohydrides Sales & Marketing Manager
As Specialty Borohydrides Sales/Marketing Manager, Jeremy Ko brings 17 years of experience in the sodium borohydride industry. He is responsible for the development and growth of specialty borohydride products primarily in North America. After a 5-1/2 years stint as a project engineer for Millipore Corp. designing filtration systems for the biopharmaceutical industry, he came back to the borohydride world. His background includes marketing, product management, engineering, and technical service for borohydride and specialty magnesium products, serving the pulp & paper, wastewater treatment, textile, pharmaceutical, rubber, and various chemical industries. Prior to joining Morton Thiokol in 1985, later known as Morton International and Rohm and Haas, Jeremy was a process engineer for International Paper in Ticonderoga, New York. He holds a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Tufts University and an EMBA from Suffolk University.