With a career spanning over 35 years, Stephen Chase is well known by manufacturers, distributors and installers of floor covering and accessory products. Since 1978, Mr. Chase has held various technical roles including marketing/sales, strategic planning, product education & training, quality control, product litigation consulting and product management. Mr. Chase’s career was launched as Congoleum Corporation's Junior Chemist in R&D Operations.
Stephen Chase held multiple positions at Para-Chem Southern, Inc., including the strategic role of developing R&D relationships with over 15 major manufacturers. The 10-year R&D initiative led by Mr. Chase resulted in sustained growth of over 20% of company sales for Para-Chem’s OEM business by 1993. Following Para-Chem, Mr. Chase held the position of Vice President of Sales and Product Manager for MAPEI's Floor Covering Installations Systems Group where he introduced MAPEI floor covering adhesives and surface preparation products and methods to the North American market in 1994-95.
From 2001 to 2007, Stephen was Vice President of Sales & Marketing for APAC Adhesives. After leaving APAC, he assumed the position of President for a newly-formed company, CRC Adhesives. In 2010, Stephen Chase began his own consulting business offering marketing, strategic planning, product development and technical support to adhesive suppliers in floor coverings and accessories.
Stephen Chase holds a BA (chemistry major) from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), a teaching certificate in chemistry and physics, with various graduate level credits in business management and nuclear physics (NSF grant) and as a continuing education instructor.
“We warmly welcome Stephen Chase to our practice,” said Dan Murad, president/CEO of ChemQuest. “We feel confident that Stephen’s technical and marketing contributions in the floor coverings and accessories market (a growth area for specialty chemicals) will be an asset to ChemQuest clients’ business strategies for building envelope applications.”
"The ChemQuest Group, Inc. came highly recommended to me by colleagues as a one-of-a-kind strategic consulting practice,” Stephen recalled, “I look forward to applying my broad skills in a range of technical, marketing, sales, product management, quality control and educational training in floor covering systems and installations. I look forward to my association with the global ChemQuest team, and to helping ChemQuest clients with their strategies to achieve growth and enhanced profitability in the floor covering market.”