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Samuel J. Mcginness

Partner & Sr. Vice President (Eastern Region)
connection chemicals


 In 1989 Sam joined Delmarva Chemicals, Inc., as a salesman covering the Mid-Atlantic States. His market focus was primarily Liquid Caustic Soda, Potassium Hydroxide, and Hydrochloric Acid. Sam became a partner when Delmarva merged with GFI in 1997. The GFI/Delmarva strategic alliance brought a powerful combination of international supply and local sales knowledge that supported national market growth. Sam led the national sales effort into the Midwest and West Coast and added products including sulfuric acid, sodium bi-sulfite, and phosphoric acid to the company’s portfolio. Realizing the need for a larger platform on chlor-alkali products, GFI merged with Basic Chemical Solutions in 2002. Sam’s role expanded to include National/Strategic Accounts while continuing to manage East Coast Regional sellers. His development of long-term strategic supply contracts with a diverse customer base was an integral component of the growth and expansion of the GFI Chemicals and BCS. Sam departed BCS in December 2010 during the Univar acquisition. He reunited his partnership with Frank Farish and Mark Leffler and joined Connection Chemical, LP as Vice President (Eastern Region) in 2011. Sam graduated from The Hill School in 1983 and Bucknell University in 1987.

Research Interest

 bioprocessing and biotechniques

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