In a joint statement, Chemark's and Blairgowrie’s managing directors, Phil Phillips and Dan Watson said, “This alliance has evolved after several years of informally collaborating and finding synergies that compelled forming a more formal arrangement going forward. Chemark will benefit from Blairgowrie’s geographical strengths in China and the Asia/Pacific region while Blairgowrie will be strengthened in more specific details and data bases in the industries of mutual interest. While both companies will continue to operate independently and remain legally separate, we feel by bringing two well-recognized general business management consulting firms together and forming a truly global offering, a value will be recognized by our clients world-wide. We truly believe no other consulting firm will have this capability.”
Founded in 1975, The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm specializing in the coatings, paints, adhesives, sealants and specialty chemicals industries and headquartered in Southern Pines, NC. Chemark has offices in both North America and Europe. The company assists its clients in strategic planning, tactical support, M&A, product introduction positioning, competitive analysis, image studies, operations management, value chain analysis, competitive analysis, customer satisfaction and market research.
Blairgowrie Associates, LLC (BA), founded in 1988, is an independent management consulting company focusing on the chemical industry and its feed-stocks into the coatings, paints, adhesives, sealants and specialty chemicals industries and narrowly on the technical aspects of coatings and paints and the raw materials that find use in these industries. BA’s capabilities overlap those of Chemark's and range from strategic planning, tactical support, M&A, product introduction positioning, competitive analysis, image studies, operations management, value chain analysis, customer satisfaction and market research.