Change in management of Schirm USA

Chad Kern is appointed as new CEO

Schirm USA, Inc., one of the leading production service providers for the chemical industry in the US, has appointed Chad Kern (48) as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective August 1, 2019. Chad Kern has served as Director of Manufacturing and succeeds Gus Jones, who retires in September.

After successfully attending Southern Illinois University with a BS in Agriculture Chad has worked in the chemical industry for 20 years. He has been with Schirm for over 11 years now. During this time, he held various positions in Purchasing, EH&S, as Lead Engineer and Facility Construction Manager.

Dirk Unterstenhoefer, CEO Schirm Germany, explains: “With Chad Kern, we have an experienced CEO who is very familiar with the company due to his many years of activity at Schirm. I am looking forward to a successful cooperation. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks Gus Jones for his many years of service and wish him all the best for the future.”

“I am very excited to take on new responsibilities with Schirm USA and am looking forward to engaging with the team and customers to accelerate growth and performance,” said Chad Kern. Jesus Morales, who brings over 30 years of experience with Schirm USA, will replace Chad Kern as Director of Manufacturing.

Schirm USA was founded in 1978 and is a leading contract formulation and storage company for the chemical industry specializing in agricultural as well as household and garden products. The company is headquartered in Ennis, Texas, USA and a subsidiary of Schirm GmbH in Germany.