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Special Materials Company (SMC): Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer


New York, NY, Sep 9, 2013 – Specialty Materials Company (SMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael DelliCompagni as its new Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).  Mr. DelliCompagni, who joins Special Materials Company after more than 22 years with Brenntag North America, has commenced with SMC in early September 2013.
Mr. DelliCompagni was formerly the Director of Sales and Sourcing for Brenntag North America. In this role he led Brenntag’s North American Sales and Sourcing team, comprised of presidents, vice presidents and company executives in developing supply and sales strategies for key product lines. 

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. DelliCompagni, Adam Feldman, SMC’s Chief Executive Officer said: “A proven and effective leader, Michael possesses a diverse and extensive background including Sales, Business Development, Operations, Marketing, e-Business, New Business Start-Up, Sourcing, Strategic Relations and Contract Negotiations.  As we continue to grow, we need to focus on providing strategic direction and operational support to SMC’s successful and growing specialty chemical business and establish more of a leadership and management structure to help us to do what we need to do in an efficient, productive manner.”  Adam Feldman continues by saying, “I am confident that in his new position as Chief Operating Officer, Michael will continue to successfully identify opportunities from new and existing markets to further develop our specialty chemical niche products and services to allow Special Materials Company to remain at the forefront of our industry.” 
Mr. DelliCompagni, Chief Operating Officer of SMC comments, “I am extremely excited and fortunate to join Special Materials Company.  SMC has grown to be the 28th largest chemical distributor in the United States and in the top 100 chemical distributors globally.  In addition to chemical distribution, SMC is also a very successful chemical producer.  Their entrepreneurial spirit has been at the core of their success.  This is substantiated by the fact that Adam Feldman, CEO of Special Materials Company, has recently been recognized by Ernst and Young, NY as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the year.  As SMC’s tag line states “Providing a Competitive Advantage”, there is passion throughout the organization to be unique and to satisfy the customers’ needs in any way possible.  SMC’s approach to the market is quite distinctive and the caliber of people are best in class.   As I strive to provide leadership and structure, I will not lose sight of the entrepreneurial spirit that has made SMC the company it is today.  As Chief Operating Officer, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience across the company and supporting SMC in its goal for further growth and success in the specialty chemical industry.”

About Special Materials Company
SMC, formed in 1996, and headquartered in New York City, is a global specialty chemical company serving global markets in the oilfield and gas industry, agriculture, energy, paint and coatings, paper, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and intermediates. Currently, SMC has ownership of 3 factories in China, and one factory in the United States with several logistics distribution centers across the globe. It was recently named to the ICIS top 100 Global Chemical Distributors list this year as No. 28 in the North America region and generated sales of USD171 million in 2012.


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