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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.

Christopher T. Fraser
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Christopher T. Fraser
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board


Christopher T. Fraser has served as board director of KMG Chemicals, Inc. since June 2008 and was elected chairman of the board of directors in December 2012. In September 2013, Mr. Fraser was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. As an operating partner of the global equity firm Advent International since 2011, he advises that firm on investment opportunities in the industrial sector, focusing on chemicals and materials. Until his retirement in 2009, Fraser was president and CEO of C... 
Marcelino Rodriguez
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Marcelino Rodriguez
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Marcelino Rodriguez was named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2016. Mr. Rodriguez joined KMG in 2014 as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, overseeing the company’s corporate accounting and financial reporting. He brings to the company more than 27 years of domestic and international experience in accounting, financial reporting, operating processes and systems and information technology. Before joining KMG in 2014, Rodriguez served as Chief Financial Officer of... 
Ernest C. Kremling II
Senior Vice President Other Chemicals & Manufacturing Services
Ernest C. Kremling II
Senior Vice President Other Chemicals & Manufacturing Services


KMG’s Vice President of Operations from 2008-2016, Mr. Ernest Kremling was named Senior Vice President Other Chemicals & Manufacturing Services in 2017. Prior to 2008, Mr. Kremling spent 20 years with the Dow Chemical Company in various manufacturing roles, which included project management and plant and site leadership. During the course of his employment with Dow, he worked in Asia for several years and held positions of global responsibility that covered Asia, Europe and South America.... 
Jeff Handelman
Senior Vice President Electronic Chemicals
Jeff Handelman
Senior Vice President Electronic Chemicals


Prior to joining KMG in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Mr. Jeff Handelman was Executive Vice President, Process Materials at Versum Materials, a leading electronic materials supplier to the semiconductor industry. Versum Materials was spun off from Air Products and Chemicals electronic materials division in September 2016. At Air Products, Handelman held positions of increasing responsibility, including Wet Process Chemical General Manager and Vice President, Global Sales for the firm’s electron... 
Roger C Jackson
General Counsel and Secretary
Roger C Jackson
General Counsel and Secretary


Mr. Roger C. Jackson was elected Secretary of KMG Chemicals in 2001 and became Vice President and General Counsel of KMG 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.... 
Chris Gonser
Vice President of Human Resources
Chris Gonser
Vice President of Human Resources


Mr. Chris Gonser joined KMG in December 2013. He brings over 30 years of human resources experience to the company. Most recently he was Vice President, Human Resources of Lhoist North America, an international mining and chemical manufacturing company with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Prior to his position at Lhoist, Chris spent five years as a Vice President of Human Resources at Celanese, a global specialty technology and materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Chris has an impre...