Ascent Industries Appoints President of Ascent Chemicals

Ascent Industries Co., an industrial company focused on the production and distribution of industrial tubular products and specialty chemicals, has appointed J. Bryan Kitchen as president of Ascent Chemicals.

Mr. Kitchen joins Ascent with nearly two decades of senior leadership experience in the chemicals industry, having held management roles for several global industry leaders. Most recently, he served as president, CEO and chairman of the board for Clearon Corp., a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer of essential sanitizers and disinfectants for household, industrial, institutional and water treatment applications. While in this role, Mr. Kitchen crafted and led a transformational strategy to unlock earnings growth and significantly improve cash flow, resulting in the sale of the company for a significant premium.

Courtesy of Ascent Industries.

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