Kuehne Company is Featured Superstar in Business by Delaware State Chamber of Commerce
Each year, the Superstars in Business program recognizes truly exceptional businesses in the state of Delaware and Kuehne Company is honored to be among the 4 businesses who received this distinguished award in 2018. The company was chosen “thanks to its legacy of innovation, customer service and commitment to community,” as well as “leading the way in chemical manufacturing.” Read our feature story in Delaware Business magazine to find out more.
The 2018 Holiday Party was filled with excitement. Kuehne will be in business 100 years in 2019, a family business run by the Kuehne family since 1919. Don Nicolai, President &CEO announced he would be stepping down and assuming the role of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Bill Paulin and Rich Wilkes were named Co-Presidents effective January 1, 2019.
Ronda Kuehne modeled a jacket with our new logo which all employees will be receiving.
Zach Kuehne shared a video outlining the growth of our company from 1919 to the present.
Thank you to Ronda Kuehne and Violet Herring who worked to make the event a success. Kuehne would like to thank all of our employees, customers and suppliers whose support has allowed us to reach this milestone.
Alan Rogers has served as the Plant Manager at the Kuehne Chemical Company in New Castle, DE since April 2008. Alan graduated from Alfred University in Alfred, NY with a BS in Ceramic Engineering in 1985. Alan has been in production management in the glass and chemical industries for over 30 years. During this career he has produced glass bottles, fiberglass, automotive flat glass, and sodium silicate. Alan is currently a Board Member of the DSCC’s Delaware Manufacturing Association, President of the Chemical Industry Council of Delaware (CICD) and is an active member of the Delaware Energy Users Group (DEUG). During his spare time he enjoys working as a Referee for USA Swimming and serves as Financial Secretary for a local council of the Knights of Columbus.
Viviana Mendez has been promoted to Director-Human Resources effective 11/5/18. She has been with Kuehne since March of 2017 acting as Manager of Human Resources. Viviana has extensive experience in HR with several top companies in New Jersey and earned a bachelor’s degree from School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey University, graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude in 2012, earned PHR (Professional in Human Resources certificate) from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2014.
She has a hands on approach to Human Resources and works with all departments to ensure employees benefits, concerns, policies and procedures are followed.
Marianne recently joined the Kuehne family as the new Director of Health, Safety, Environmental, and Security. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Penn State University, she began her career in the public sector as an Air Quality Specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection where she was exposed to a wide variety of industries in Pennsylvania. She transitioned into the private sector and worked as an environmental consultant gaining experience in all facets of environmental, health, and safety compliance. After a short time, she branched out on her own and was the owner of an EHS consulting firm for nearly 20 years serving a variety of industries through the United States before deciding to join us here at Kuehne. She has obtained the Certified Professional Environmental Auditor Accreditation (CPEA®) in the disciplines of Environmental Compliance, Management Systems, and Responsible Care®. She is also an authorized trainer for OSHA’s 10 and 30 hour course for General Industry. She resides in South Jersey with her son Riley. Welcome aboard!!