With over 40 years’ experience JJ has become a leader in operations management within the specialty paints and coatings industry. As Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Valentus Specialty Chemicals, JJ is responsible for the operational spectrum of the organization which includes Supply Chain, HSE, and Engineering.
JJ’s career has been spent running a portfolio of plants extending across the United States and later, internationally. After a successful career with Spraylat Corporation, JJ was recruited by Akzo-Nobel as General Manager of their specialty coatings facility in Shanghai, China. Before returning to the US in 2016 to begin his role with Valentus, JJ also spent a number of years in China managing a PPG Industries coatings facility.
JJ’s expertise extends into greenfield plant creation, plant consolidation, purchasing, cost reduction, environmental, health and safety, and operational optimization. He also has vast experience in managing multi-million dollar capital programs and facility acquisition integrations and divestitures.