Jay Lang, president, Charkit Chemical Company of Norwalk, CT, a subsidiary of LBB Specialties LLC, announced that effective August 1, 2019, Panos Yannopoulos has been promoted to the role of executive vice president, sales.

In his new role, Mr. Yannopoulos will be responsible for leading Charkit’s sales organization. Mr. Lang explained, “This will include setting direction and strategy, establishing the optimal structure and processes to facilitate Charkit’s profitable growth, leading our initiative to develop relationships with new suppliers, spearheading Charkit’s cross-selling activities with other LBB Specialties business units, and, most importantly, leading our people.”

With more than 30 years of experience in the industrial specialty chemicals sector, Mr. Yannopoulos is widely regarded as a thought leader within Charkit and the chemical industry as a whole. He joined Charkit in 2002, following thirteen years with Aceto, where he was group VP of Industrial Chemicals. He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut.

Dan O’Neill, group vice president for personal care, and Terence Owens, group vice president for Industrial, will report to Mr. Yannopoulos.   

Mr. Lang further explained, “Mr. Yannopoulos will continue to manage several of his current key accounts.  He will also assume the role of mentor-coach as he works to develop our existing and future sales talent.  In this way, both Charkit and our people will grow.”