VanDeMark Phosgene Chemistry and Custom Chemicals


Since 1951, VanDeMark has produced fine chemicals to meet the needs of business and industry. Headquartered in Lockport, New York, we have a customer base encompassing North America, Europe and Asia.

VanDeMark manufactures phosgene derivatives and is North America's leading producer of merchant phosgene. Our custom and specialty chemicals are used in the pharmaceutical, agricultural-chemical, polymer, and fine chemical industries. In addition, our proprietary PTSI has wide application removing moisture during the manufacture of adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings to enhance the quality and extend the shelf-life of the end products.

As an ISO-certified company, VanDeMark strives to provide customers with quality products that meet or exceed expectations. Significant investments are made in product research and development and advanced production technology.

In 2006, VanDeMark received the Excellence Award from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and in 2007, the Energy Efficiency Award from the American Chemical Council (ACC).

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VanDeMark Chemical Appoints David Rodems CFO


(APRIL 2016) – VanDeMark Chemical, Inc., Lockport, New York USA announces the appointment of David Rodems as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As a key member of the leadership team he will strengthen the financial & IT infrastructure, oversee capital structure, and develop economic strategies driving profitable growth and increased shareholder value. VanDeMark is a leading North American manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives and recently acquired Framochem, a major European-based manufacturer of phosgene products, as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

“Dave has more than 20 years of experience as a CFO in senior financial roles on an international scale,” said Michael Kucharski, President and Chief Executive Officer of VanDeMark. “His experience in global growth initiatives will be vital to VanDeMark as the company continues to expand in the worldwide marketplace.”

Rodems most recently worked as CFO for a private equity backed manufacturing company and also served as CFO for Gibson Guitar and Airfoil Technologies International (ATI) a US-based global market provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services in the aerospace industry. Prior to ATI, he held senior financial leadership positions with General Electric’s (GE) lighting business in both the US and Asia. While serving with GE, Rodems was a key member of the team in the $2.3 billion acquisition of Borg-Warner Chemicals. He served as the senior financial lead for GE Specialty Chemicals in Morgantown, West Virginia. Rodems graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. in Economics and is also a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program.

 Trade Show Schedule

Chemspec Europe

1-2 June 2016 • Basel, Switzerland • Booth K54, Hall 1.1


     CPHL Worldwide

4-6 October 2016 • Barcelona, Spain 


 Specialty & Agro Chemicals America

7-9 September, 2016 • Charleston, SC USA • Table 152


Informex USA

16-18 May 2017 • Philadelphia, PA USA • Booth to be advised



News from VanDeMark

VanDeMark Acquires Framochem 
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ISO 9001: 2008 Certification 
VanDeMark is certified to the newly updated ISO standards.
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