Gregg E. Chaplin
President and CEO
Gregg received his BA from Texas A&M University in 1983. He was employed by Mckesson Chemical in 1983-1984, and Mooney Chemicals in 1985-1987. He founded GE Chaplin in 1988. In 2001 Gregg purchased QCR-USA, Inc., a global import company specializing in metal inorganic chemicals imported from Europe and Asia.
Shane Chaplin joined GE Chaplin in January 2016. Shane graduated from University of Charleston in 2013 with a double major in Finance and Business Administration. Shane was a Territory Manager with Textron, Jacobsen in Northern California following his graduation.
Operations/Quality Control Manager
Scott Zickel joined GE Chaplin after thirteen years with OMG, a leading organic and inorganic specialty chemical company focused on the catalyst, hard metal, chemical, inks, paint and coatings markets. Scott is an Air Force Veteran and Graduate of Southern Illinois University. Scott handles Organic and Inorganic product lines, and is responsible for managing the Dynamic Polymers division. He is located in the Cleveland, OH area and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Business Manager - Rare Earths
Global Director of New Product Development
Luis joined GE Chaplin in June 2018 as Global Director of New Product Development to grow its global plastics additives business. He graduated from Guadalajara University with a Bachelor's degrees, and an MBA from Ashland University. Prior to joining GE Chaplin, he held Business and Market development positions with AM Stabilizers, Halstab, and OMG. Luis is located in Cleveland, and works out of the Medina, OH office. He travels throughout the US, Mexico, and Latin America.
Global Sourcing/Business Development Manager
Florina recently joined GE Chaplin after an eighteen year successful career with Brenntag North America and GMI. She brings in extensive experience in the distribution industry in procurement, global sourcing, and sales. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business in April 2009. She lives in Quakertown, PA with her husband and 2 boys.
Brian received his BS in Chemical Engineering with an MBA in finance, and has been selling chemicals since 1978. He has worked for GE Chaplin since 1995. Prior to GE Chaplin, he worked for Occidental Petroleum, Textile Chemical, Crane Chempump, and Inland Leidy. He visits Haiti yearly with a non profit company working with orphanages.
Melvin joined GE Chaplin in 2015 to help expand and manage its growing rare earth business. Melvin is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he doubled majored in Economics and Mandarin. He completed a year of post-graduate study at the Harbin Institute of Technology, where he focused on Mandarin language studies and applied natural resource economics. Melvin’s background in the rare earth sector includes three years in research and analysis at Asian Metal as well as six years in global sales and procurement.
Analyst - Rare Earths
Bowen Teuscher joined GE Chaplin’s Rare Earth division in 2018 after working as a graduate research assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. He was a graduate fellow at the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague, Netherlands. Bowen holds a B.A. in Russian & Eurasian Studies, and a B.A. in French from Colorado College, and also an M.A. in International Policy and Nonproliferation Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California. Primarily focused on Lanthanide products, Bowen is a fluent speaker of French and Russian, and also holds a US Coast Guard 100-ton captain’s license.
Janis joined GEC’s team in 2013 with 13 years of experience in logistics and warehousing at Brook Warehouse in Somerset, NJ. She was responsible for coordinating the receiving and shipping of pharmaceutical, and chemical raw materials to major companies. Janis handles all foreign and domestic operations.
Rare Earth Sales
Michael Roche joined GE Chaplin after over thirteen years of serving various roles for several rare earth companies. Michael received his Bachelor of Science (specializing in organic chemistry) from the University of Guelph. Michael develops and maintains a large customer base from end use applications for rare earths. Primarily focused on Lanthanide products, Michael has expertise with a wide variety of other metals. He is located in the Toronto, ON area and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Walter Revoir recently joined GE Chaplin after an extensive career with W.R Grace-Davison, a manufacturer and worldwide supplier of specialty catalyst. He possesses a comprehensive background in logistics, warehousing, materials planning and production scheduling. Prior to Grace, Walter worked in Chicago’s financial district at the Chicago Board of Options. His credentials include a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Walter works and resides in the Chicago, Illinois metropolitan area.
Sean Kennedy studied at the University of Akron with majors in Organic Chemistry and Biology. He joined GE Chaplin in 2016 after extensive experience in the banking and finance industry. His background in organic chemistry coupled with his analytical work in finance has allowed him to transition well as an analyst supporting GE Chaplin's metal and specialty chemicals business. He is located in the Medina, OH office and works closely with the NJ headquarters.
A/R, A/P Manager
Betsy Childs joined GEC in September 2019, after 25 years of managing the offices of Copper Hill Country Club in NJ. She graduated from Rider University with a BS in Business Administration. Betsy’s responsibilities include managing accounts payable and receivable from our NJ offices.
Chief Financial Officer
Brent Chaplin joined GE Chaplin in March of 2020. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with honors in Accounting with a minor in Economics in 2011, and a Master’s Degree in taxation in 2012. Brent spent a total of 6 years in Big 4 and regional public accounting with a focus on closely held businesses and individual taxation. He spent the last 1.5 years as a wealth advisor, working on a team managing over $400 million in assets for high net worth families. Brent currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife.
Dean graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1984 with a BS in Industrial Engineering. He joined GE Chaplin in April of 2012 after serving 14 years with ITC-Formosa as a business manager within the Formosa PVC and Polypropylene Resin divisions. His career in PVC resin began in 1988 with Borden Chemicals & Plastics where he spent 10 years in sales and sales management positions. Dean is located in the Philadelphia, PA area and travels throughout the U.S. and Canada.