Mark Mussman is new Business Development Manager

Apollo is excited to welcome Mark Mussman to the Mount Vernon/Apollo family as our Business Development Manager. Mark has spent his career in the textile & chemical industries, starting at Cone Mills-Carlisle Finishing plant, then working with Sequa/Omnova Chemicals, DyStar & Bozzetto in top management roles. Mark & his wife Susan live in Central, SC and have two sons & three grandchildren. Mark enjoys golf, reading and is a passionate Clemson fan.

Misty Koch named Director of Human Resources

Misty Koch has been named Director of Human Resources for Mount Vernon Chemicals with responsibilities for both Apollo Chemicals and FCI Technology. Misty began her 27 year career at Apollo as our receptionist in 1995. In addition to her new responsibilities, she will maintain her role as Sales and Marketing Coordinator/Customer Service Manager. She is married with 2 adult children, and has a 3 year old grandson and a granddaughter due to arrive at the end of May.  Playing with her grandson keeps her busy, and in her ‘spare’ time she enjoys painting, scrapbooking, and gardening.

Eric Rechtin Joins Apollo Chemical

Apollo Chemical is happy to announce that Eric Rechtin has joined the Apollo team! Eric has assumed the role of Chempax Support Manager/Cost Manager. Joining Apollo in January, he has been working with Deborah Gates to assure a smooth transition. Eric has a BS in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

George Sembert Retires

George Sembert has retired from Apollo Chemical.  George was an essential team member of the Apollo team and was the key driver in helping us control raw material costs and maintaining continuous materials supply for our products.  We are happy to see George embark on a well-deserved retirement, but will truly miss him.  Apollo purchasing duties are currently being managed by Richard Barnhardt and Chuck Phillips. 

Deborah Gates Retires

Deborah Gates retired 3/31 after 15 years with Apollo Chemical. In her role as Chempax Support Manager/Cost Manager, she worked with every member of the team. Her keen attention to detail and her thirst for answers helped resolve many situations that led us to better performance. We miss her already, but we are happy in knowing she is pursuing some of her passions.

Apollo 2019 Employee of the Year

Apollo 2019 Employee of the Year

Ryan Brown was named the Employee of the Fourth Quarter as well as Employee of the Year for the Apollo Burlington location for 2019. Ryan was recognized for his initiative, proactive attention to detail, excellent attitude and strong performance.
We congratulate Ryan. He has received a commemorative plaque and his name was added to the Company plaque listing other outstanding employees that have previously won this honor.

Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC announces multiple Product Capacity Increases

Responding to growing production demand, Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC has recently completed capacity upgrades at two of its US facilities.

Apollo Chemical Division of Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC has recently completed an expansion of their Burlington, NC facility, adding production equipment that will increase capacity approximately 20%. “Our customers demand a growing, reliable supply of high performance processing materials that enable them to innovate confidently,” said Mike Zavaglia, Vice President & General Manager of Apollo. “Investing in our production facilities and supply chain capabilities allows us to stay at the forefront of the markets we serve and meet our customer’s long-term ambitions as they grow their business.”

The PhilChem Division of Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC also has increased their dry-blending/repackaging capacity with a new stainless steel blending line at their Greer, SC location. “Customer Focus is a key business premise for us and this capital investment will offer us the flexibility that we need to adapt to our Customer’s needs,” said Dr. Jayson Vassallo, Vice President & General Manager of PhilChem. “The addition of this new stainless steel ribbon blender will increase our capacity and make it easier for us to meet our customer’s production and delivery requirements.” 

Apollo Chemical welcomes John Chastain as Technical Sales Representative

Apollo Chemical would like to welcome John Chastain to our sales team as a Technical Sales Representative covering key dye, bleach, finishing accounts. John is a graduate of the University Of South Carolina and has 25 years of experience in textile sales with an emphasis in marketing products and technical problem solving to meet customer needs.  John will be based out of Greenville, South Carolina and will be  supported by the Apollo Research and Development group and Technical Support group at Apollo’s headquarters in Burlington, N.C.

Apollo Names 2018 Employee of the Year

James Roszel - Apollo Burlington Employee of the Year

James Roszel was named the Employee of the Fourth Quarter as well as Employee of the Year for the Apollo Burlington location for 2018. James was recognized for his dedication, attention to detail, and strong performance.

We congratulate James. He has received a commemorative plaque and his name was added to the Company plaque with the list of other outstanding employees that have won previously this honor.