Announcing the Retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas F. McKnight

The Board of Directors of Neville Chemical Company announces the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas F. McKnight, effective January 1, 2019.

Mr. McKnight was hired in 1980 as Manager of Legal and Loss Control, with responsibilities for the safety, legal and environmental aspects of Neville's business. In 1985, he was named Secretary of the Company and in 1986 was promoted to Vice President, subsequently becoming the Company's General Counsel. In 2002 , he was elected to the Board of Directors of Neville Chemical Company.

Mr. McKnight was promoted to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer on April 1, 2003, and was later named President and Chief Executive Officer upon the retirement of L. Van V. Dauler, Jr. on January 1, 2006.

During his 38-year tenure at Neville Chemical Company, Mr. McKnight has remained a strong and positive force for progress.  Under his direction and leadership, Neville remains a respected competitor and supplier in the hydrocarbon resin market.

Please join us in wishing Mr. McKnight many years of health and happiness in his retirement.

Neville Chemical Company Announces the Appointment of New CEO and President, Denise J. Butler

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Denise J. Butler has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Neville Chemical Company, effective January 1, 2019.   She has served on the Board of Directors since April 2008.

Ms. Butler was hired in 1997 as an Accountant and was subsequently promoted to Senior Accountant (1999), Controller (2005), Director of Finance (2006), Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (2008) and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer (2017. 

Ms. Butler has the distinction of having been awarded to the 2013 Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year in the category Private for Profit, 100-749 Employees. 

She received her Bachelor of Science (1995) and Master of Business Administration (2003) degrees from Robert Morris University.

Neville Chemical Company is a major producer of hydrocarbon resins and other specialties at its Neville Island, Pennsylvania facility.

Promotion Announcement - Richard E. Radi

Neville Chemical Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard E. Radi to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective January 1, 2019. On April 25, 2018 the Company Board of Directors promoted Rick to Controller and Treasurer.

Rick joined the Company in 1998. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Robert Morris University.

We wish Rick success in his new expanded role.

Fall Intern - Aaron Guche

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This fall we were pleased to have Aaron Guche join our Plant Engineering department.  Aaron is a Chemical Engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and will be graduating in December, 2019.

During his time with us, Aaron coordinated the replacement of carbon steel piping with new ductile iron piping, oversaw railroad track repairs, created a new tank database with a comprehensive list of inspection records and performed contractor safety training.

We are grateful for your contributions and hard work. We hope this experience will benefit your education and future endeavors.

International Surface Event 2019


January 23 - 25, 2019
-- Brian Domalik will again be attending The International Surface Event (TISE) at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

TISE is the largest North American floor covering, stone and tile industry event.  The event offers the newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers + industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking opportunities. TISE has proudly served the industry for over 30 years.

If you would like more information about Neville, please reach out to Brian.