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County Durham company Devine Chemicals launches team in the US to expand its global footprint

Speciality chemicals manufacturer and global distributor, Devine Chemicals has made significant hires in the US to strengthen its presence in North America and better serve its customers.


The company which has operated in the US since January, has appointed Brett Mock as President of Devine US LLC. With decades of experience in the additives industry, Brett has held a number of senior leadership roles including Research Development and Innovation Manager for the Americas at Akzo Nobel. Brett will be spearheading Devine Chemicals’ ambitious growth plans for its US operations. He will be working in close partnership with existing customers and engaging with the company’s key US markets.


Based in Akron, Ohio, Brett will be joined by Matt Mock who has been appointed Account Manager to provide technical support and grow its customer base. Matt joins the company with a wealth of speciality chemicals knowledge, having started his career at Akzo Nobel and further developing his knowledge and expertise through his time at a global chemical manufacturer.

Brett Mock, President at Devine US LLC
Brett Mock, President at Devine US LLC


Devine Chemicals has grown substantially over the past 10 years with an increase in turnover from £2 million to £11 million, of which 20% is from international business. The company has also relocated to larger premises in County Durham which is 20 times the size of its previous head office; opened a Research and Innovation Centre in Lancashire; and an office and warehouse facility, Devine Chemicals BV in Heerhugowaard, Holland, to serve its European market.


With more than 30 years’ industry experience, Devine Chemicals designs and manufacturers its own portfolio of premium quality products. This includes DeCAL, a range of speciality additives; DeTOX, a range of titanium dioxide pigments; and DeLOUR, a range of pigments. In 2022, the company launched AptiCem its building and construction division which offers clients a wide range of speciality chemicals including lithium carbonate alternatives, admixtures, dry mortar additives and screed additives.


Brett Mock, President at Devine US LLC, said: “I have known Dan, Jim and the team for a long time and seen how the company has transformed over the years to the global leader it is today. I’m therefore thrilled to be leading its US operations and looking forward to strengthening its market presence and developing new opportunities.”


Dan Devine, Managing Director at Devine Chemicals, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Brett and Matt to the team. It’s a very exciting time for Devine Chemicals as we bolster our operations in the US to complement how we serve our customers in the UK and Europe and they will both play a key part in doing this.”


Devine Chemicals Ltd offers a trusted and personal service with full technical support and a comprehensive after-sales service, supported by in-depth knowledge of speciality chemicals and their applications.


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