Our mission…is to provide the highest quality products and services that will directly impact profitability for each facility served.
To keep in alignment with our eco-friendly practices, CEL Chemical’s manufacturing facility is a zero-discharge. Our company takes great pride in recycling materials as much as possible as well as using products made from recycled materials.
CEL Chemical reduces, reuses and recycles. Our company has a great relationship with Anderson County, SC where jobs are a key motivator for allowing new manufacturing here. The company has experienced 20% in employment growth and expects to continue to hire additional people for various jobs.
Jim Messenger, President and Founder – residing in Easley, SC
Jim has formulated and mixed adhesives for 47 years. He began his career at Horner-Waldorf for 5 years in Corrugator operations. He continued in the corrugator industry for another 15 years before founding CEL Chemical. The company has continued to grow under Jim’s leadership, through innovation and quality. He personally leads our research and development operations, as well as product development.
Thomas R Geiger, V.P. Sales North America – residing in North Kingstown, RI.
Tom has 28 years in corrugated industry 24 of those as Director of Sales and Marketing with Albany International overseeing the corrugator belt division worldwide. Tom is an accomplished Sales Executive with extensive experience in product and market development. Tom is a US Naval Veteran with education in hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics and electricity.
In Tom’s early career he was an instructor for double-backer operation at the Langston School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Tom presently oversees the Northeast region of the US/Canada while also managing all corporate accounts, complaints and adjustments for all CEL sales/service personnel.
John Yoder, Process Mechanical Engineer – residing in Bradenton, FL.
John has 24 years in the industry including 20 years with Smurfit-Stone and 2 years at Boise. His assignments included Production Supervisor, Superintendent, Production Manager, Staff Engineer, General Manager and Regional Vice President – Operations and Vice President of Manufacturing Services.
John graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1983. Additionally, he was trained by the US Navy and qualified as Engineering Officer of the Watch aboard Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers.
Shawn Messenger, Technical Director – residing in Easley, SC.
Shawn has been in the corrugated industry for 24 years. He covers all of North America, leading the service technicians and supporting the salesmen. Shawn personally supervises all major adhesive trials. He has thorough knowledge of all starch mixing system and corrugator operations.
Todd Fenton, Corrugated Adhesive Specialist – residing in LA Habra, CA.
Todd has 20 years of experience in the corrugated industry selling and servicing adhesives. He has a proven track record of a relationship building. Todd has experience conducting adhesive product trials, training personnel and performing corrugated audits. Todd assists plants to help ensure productivity, high quality boxes, improve speeds while minimizing waste.
Robert Giaminetti, Corrugated Adhesive Specialist – residing in Counce, TN.
Bob has 35 years of experience in the corrugated industry. He began his career at Bennett Paper as Corrugator Forman for 12 years. The remainder of his career in the corrugated industry has been in technical sales and service of adhesives. Bob specializes in start-ups and formula adjustments for optimizing machine performance. He joined CEL Chemical in April 2014.
Timothy Painter, Corrugated Adhesive Specialist – residing in Greenville, SC.
Tim is the newest member of our technical team. Tim studied at International Diving Institute of Charleston, SC earning a certification in underwater welding. Tim has been with CEL Chemical for three years, beginning on the floor of our manufacturing facility mixing and formulating our products. Tim has proven to be very mechanically talented and has acquired a solid grasp of field service, corrugator operations and starch mixing.
Shayle Messenger, Corrugated Adhesive Specialist – residing in Cliffton, TX.
Shayle has been in the corrugated industry for 20 years in the capacity of sales and service. He establishes trust with the plant’s workforce and management personnel. Shayle began his career in the tool and die industry.