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KMG Chemical
Management Team

The backbone of our shareholder value creation process is a seasoned management team. With over 150 combined years of industry experience, KMG management is a dedicated group. Our experienced board is also active and involved in developing and executing business strategy.

J. Neal Butler
CEO and President
J. Neal Butler
CEO and President


J. Neal Butler was named CEO and President of the company on June 1, 2007. Mr. Butler was employed in 2004 as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company and was added to the board of directors February 20, 2007. Before joining the Company, Mr. Butler had been the CEO and President of Naturize BioSciences, which specialized in biological treatments for the turf, crop and plant care markets. Prior to that, he was employed by Zeneca Agrochemicals and ISK Biosciences in various senior management ... 

John V. Sobchak
Chief Financial Officer
John V. Sobchak
Chief Financial Officer


John V. Sobchak was employed in 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Before he joined the Company, Mr. Sobchak had been the CFO of Novistar, Inc., a joint venture between Torch Energy Advisors, Inc. and Oracle Corporation and prior to that he had been the Treasurer of Torch Energy Advisors, Inc. He was employed from 1988 to 1997 by Mesa, Inc, a publicly traded oil and gas company, most recently as its Treasurer.... 

Roger C. Jackson
General Counsel and Secretary
Roger C. Jackson
General Counsel and Secretary


Roger C. Jackson was elected Secretary of the Company in 2001 and became Vice President and General Counsel of the Company in 2002. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Jackson had been a partner since 1995 in Woods & Jackson, L.L.P. and had been a partner in the Houston law firm Brown, Parker & Leahy L.L.P. beginning in 1985. He had joined that firm as an associate in 1978.... 

Ernest C. Kremling, II
Vice President of Operations
Ernest C. Kremling, II
Vice President of Operations


Ernest C. Kremling, II was employed in January 2008 as the Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining KMG, Mr. Kremling spent 20 years with the Dow Chemical Co. in various manufacturing roles which included project management and plant and site leadership. During the course of his employment with Dow, he worked and lived several years in Asia and held positions of global responsibility that covered Asia, Europe and South America....