Our Management and Sales Team

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Darren Jachts
, CEO

Alan Newfield
, Co-President

Michael Smith, Co-President

Bob Whiteley,
Executive Vice President

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Darren Jachts, 
CEO

Darren Jachts
CEO

djachts@jns-smithchem.com
Darren Jachts manages JNS-SmithChem, LLC’s executive responsibilities including finance, logistics, warehousing, trucking, and strategic growth opportunities, along with overseeing select key sales accounts and operations.  Darren has 28 years of distribution expertise ranging from a diverse raw material background to an extensive entrepreneurial career in industrial packaging.

Prior to the formation of JNS-SmithChem LLC, Darren founded Jachts Chemical and Container Corporation in 1987 and JNS Supply, LLC in 1999. He started his career in the industry as a sales representative for Seegott Inc. of New Jersey.

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Alan Newfield
, Co-President

Alan Newfield
Co-President

anewfield@jns-smithchem.com

Alan Newfield manages our resins and additives line of products, and oversees all product-specific sales, customer service, and operations-related activities. Alan has over 25 years’ experience in the raw material distribution industry and is co-founder of JNS Supply LLC, which along with the SmithChem & Young division of Lansco Colors LLC, formed JNS-SmithChem LLC.

Prior to co-founding JNS Supply, Alan served as vice president, sales & marketing at Seaboard Sales Corporation.

Alan holds a B.S degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Brockport.

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Michael Smith, Co-President

Michael Smith, Co-President

msmith@jns-smithchem.com

Michael Smith manages our minerals and functional fillers line of products, and oversees all product-specific sales, customer service, and operations-related activities. Michael brings over 25 years experience in the raw material distribution arena to JNS-SmithChem, LLC, and is the former president and sales manager at SmithChem & Young, LLC, which along with JNS Supply LLC in 2009 formed JNS-SmithChem LLC.

In previous roles he held executive positions as vice president, SmithChem Division of Lansco Colors, and as president of SmithChem.

Michael holds a B.A. degree in business and psychology from the University of Michigan.

Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President
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Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President

Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President

rwhiteley@jns-smithchem.com

201-407-4951

Bob Whiteley leads all JNS-SmithChem’s marketing efforts and manages specialty chemical, colorant and additives product lines. Bob brings over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry, serving various roles with raw materials manufacturers and distributors.

Prior to the formation of JNS-SmithChem, LLC, Bob served as vice president, sales & marketing at Smithchem & Young, LLC. Prior to joining SmithChem & Young, he served as vice president, global sales & marketing at Ultra Additives/lMunzing. He has also held executive roles at Pan Technology and at Engelhard Corporation.

Bob currently serves on the board of the Eastern Coatings Federation and  Metropolitan New York Paint and Coatings Association He holds an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.S. degree in chemistry from Lafayette College

Jerry Norton

Regional Sales Manager

Ron Warren

Regional Sales Representative

Luis Otero

Regional Sales Representative


Alan Bass

Sales Agent

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Jerry Norton
, Regional Sales Manager

Jerry Norton

Regional Sales Manager

jnorton@jns-smithchem.com

443-591-5334

Jerry Norton manages JNS-SmithChem sales and marketing in the Middle Atlantic states region. Jerry brings 20 years of international chemical experience in high performance paint, plastics, coatings, ink, food, personal care, cosmetics and raw material distribution.

Prior to joining JNS-SmithChem, Jerry served as a sales and marketing manager of Akzo Nobel’s Cellulosic Specialties Division. Previously, Jerry served as the Mid Atlantic regional sales and marketing manager for Kohl Marketing and has held various roles within the professional sport surfaces, cementitious and bituminous emulsion industries.

Jerry holds a B.S. Degree in Chemistry from King’s College and studied advanced coatings technologies at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Ron Warren 
Regional Sales Representative
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Ron Warren, 
Regional Sales Representative

Ron Warren

Regional Sales Representative

rwarren@jns-smithchem.com

774-334-0213

Ron Warren manages the New England sales territory and portions of New York State.  Ron has over 25 years industry experience and came to JNS-Smithchem  from  Reichhold where he served as Technical Sales Representative for the Northeast.  His prior experience includes positions with Air Products and Chemicals sales with DSM NeoResins and distribution companies.  Ron hold technical degrees from   UMASS Lowell and UMASS Amherst in Coatings Chemistry and mechanical engineering.

Luis Otero
 Regional Sales Representative

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Luis Otero, 
Regional Sales Representative


Luis Otero

Regional Sales Representative
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otero@jns-smithchem.com

786-487-9827

Luis will be responsible for growing the company’s customer and supplier base in the New York Metro area, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He brings 6 years of US & International chemical experience in paint, plastics, coatings, adhesives, polymerization, rubber, construction, personal care and raw material distribution. Prior to joining JNS-SmithChem, Luis served as Chemical Sales Director of GJ Chemical and held various sales-commercial roles within Brenntag Specialties. Luis holds a B.S. Degree in Communications from University of Puerto Rico.

Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President
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Alan Bass
, Sales Agent

Alan Bass
, Sales Agent

Alan D. Bass has been a manufacturer’s representative in the New York and New Jersey metro area to the coatings, ink, adhesive and personal care industries for over 35 years. Alan has sold such products as minerals, additives, polymers, colorants and biocides throughout his career. He handles several key local accounts for JNS-Smithchem, LLC. Alan is a member of the Metropolitan New York Paints and Coatings Association and the American Coatings Association.

Martin Carter
Executive Vice President

Sherry Carter
Technical Account Manager

Fred Tolerico
Sr. Account Manager

Ann Quick
Sr. Technical Account Manager

Martin Carter, Executive Vice President
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Jerry Norton
, Regional Sales Manager

Sherry Carter
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Sherry Carter, Technical Account Manager

Fred Tolerico, Sr. Account Manager
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Fred Tolerico, Sr. Account Manager

Bob Whiteley, Executive Vice President
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Jana Sykes
Sr. Account Manager

Keith Walter – VP of Sales – Gulf Coast Division

Mark Staack
Regional Sales Manager

Kim Basnett
Regional Sales Manager

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Jana Sykes, Sr. Account Manager

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Keith Walter
kwalter@jns-smithchem.com
Cell 813-293-2831

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Mark Staack
mstaack@jns-smithchem.com
cell 813-833-5774

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Kim Basnett
kbasnett@jns-smithchem.com
cell 813-520-9630

Doug Loudin
Regional Sales Manager

Dylan Eling
Sales and Marketing Associate

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Doug Loudin
dloudin@jns-smithchem.com
cell 704-650-5459

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Dylan Eling
Office: (813) 623-5471
deling@jns-smithchem.com