Buckman Laboratories Announces Leadership Changes

  Memphis, TN–Buckman Laboratories International Inc., headquartered here, announced that Steve Buckman, president and CEO of the global specialty chemical company, will retire April 28, after leading the company for 16 years.
  Junai Maharaj, current managing director of Buckman Europe, Middle East and Africa, will assume the role of CEO.
  Under Buckman’s leadership, the company doubled global sales and received two Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards from the EPA, including recognition for a new enzyme technology to improve paper recycling.
  “Steve transformed Buckman into a successful global specialty chemical company that focuses on sustainable success through teamwork and values honest and ethical relationships with its customers,” said Otto Heissenberger Jr., chairman of the Buckman board of directors. He will retire as chairman this month. Kathy Buckman Gibson, Buckman International’s president and COO, becomes chairman of the board of directors upon Heissenberger’s retirement.
  Buckman is a privately held specialty chemical company that operates in more than 90 countries. It provides specialty chemicals to the forest products industry as well as other industries.
  For more information, visit www.buckman.com.

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