Eliokem has appointed Richard Flecksteiner product and process development engineer. In this position Flecksteiner will provide support for existing product lines as well as new product development.
Flecksteiner most recently worked as a senior research chemist for a manufacturer that serviced the specialty chemicals industry and has a strong technical background in coatings and elastomers and has held several positions ranging from development to management.
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