Alexium names Jason Lewis the chief financial officer
Alexium International Group has named Jason Lewis the chief financial officer and Allen Reihman the chief commercial officer. Lewis succeeds Aaron Krech who has resigned from his position. Lewis will commence working on October 22, 2018, and Brian Enlow, existing vice president of Finance, will manage the responsibilities during the interim period.
Over the past 22 years, Lewis has worked with ArrMaz, a global specialty chemical company in mining, fertiliser, phosphate, asphalt and oil and gas industries. For the past six years, Lewis has held the position of vice president of finance. He joined the company in a senior accounting role with cross-departmental work for sales, marketing and operations groups for seven years. Lewis has a strong track record of value creation by way of revenue growth through pricing, long-term customer contracts, cost optimisation through analysis tools, negotiation of services, department restructuring, debt management and working capital reduction through controls and process improvements. He also has strong international experience including greenfield start-ups. Lewis will relocate to the Greer, South Carolina area where Alexium’s headquarters are located.
Lewis graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. Lewis earned an MBA with concentration in International Business from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, USA.
Alexium has also appointed Allen Reihman as chief commercial officer. Reihman will lead the company’s sales, marketing, and technology commercialisation efforts.
Prior to joining Alexium, Reihman worked for nine years at Invista, the world’s largest integrated fibre, resin, and intermediates company. As director of New Business Development, Reihman was the entrepreneur for the successful commercialisation of new specialty polymers. He led all phases of this innovation programme, including product development, manufacturing, intellectual property, pricing strategies, branding, business planning, and strategic alliances. Additionally, Reihman served as director of Commercial Development for five global specialty chemical businesses at Invista where he led growth initiatives, valuation and decision analysis, market research, and strategy development.
Reihman graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Reihman earned a MS in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Reihman also earned an MBA from The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.
Alexium chief executive officer Dr. Bob Brookins stated, “Aaron has been with Alexium since 2014 and has been a valuable contributor to Alexium’s growth over that time. Everyone at Alexium wishes him all the best in his future endeavours. With Jason stepping in as the new CFO, I am excited about the strong financial skills, leadership and knowledge of the specialty chemicals industry that he will bring to Alexium. I have also established the new role of Chief Commercial Officer to lead the commercialisation efforts at Alexium and to drive the company’s growth and profitability. In this role, Allen’s proven track record of taking innovative products to market makes him an excellent fit, and I am excited about seeing his work with Alexium’s product portfolio.” (SV)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India