Norwalk, Connecticut, February 5, 2019– Charles Hinnant, CEO of LBB Specialties, announced that effective immediately, Jay Lang has accepted the role of President, Charkit Chemical Company of Norwalk, CT, a subsidiary of LBB Specialties LLC.
Mr. Lang succeeds Mr. Hinnant, the company’s Founder, as Charkit’s President. In this role, Jay will lead all aspects of the Charkit organization, including the Sales, Marketing, Operations, Regulatory, and Administration functions. Jay will be tasked with driving revenue and gross profit growth, managing Charkit’s operating functions and improving the efficiency of working capital. Jay will report directly to Mr. Hinnant.
Mr. Hinnant stated, “Over the past twenty-four years, I have had the pleasure of working with Jay and supporting his development from a talented sales leader into the capable executive he has become. Jay’s business instincts, industry experience, deep knowledge of Charkit’s organization and his commitment to Charkit’s growth will serve the company greatly for many years to come.”
With more than two decades of experience at Charkit, Mr. Lang has been a key figure in the company’s growth, most notably in the area of personal care. His career at Charkit has touched numerous roles ranging from key account management to marketing strategy to raw materials management. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and a member of the company’s Senior Management Team, directing the company’s organizational evolution while guiding the vision of an entrepreneurial, client-centric, collaborative and fast-paced sales force.
Mr. Lang graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Organizational Communication. He has participated in leadership and executive education programs at both the Harvard Business School and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Mr. Hinnant added, “As the founder of Charkit, I care deeply about the company and all of its people. I am very proud of what we have accomplished and built together, and I’m equally pleased to have nurtured Charkit’s next leader from within our own organization. Going forward, Jay has my full confidence and support and I wish him the best for continued success.”