Vice President – General Manager
Jason P. Allen was appointed as the Vice President-General Manager of Chattem Chemicals, Inc. in October 2010. Mr. Allen has more than 25 years of progressive experience in the Active Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemical industries.
Prior to his roles in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient industry, Mr. Allen worked for Akzo Nobel both in North America and Western Europe. Mr. Allen earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He lives in Alabama, with his wife Cindy and two children, Zach and Ryan, on their family farm.
Director of Finance & Administration
Ed joined CCI in 2005 after spending more than two decades working in healthcare finance.
Ed earned his Bachelors’ in Accounting and Management at Union College (Lincoln, NE) and his Masters in Business Administration at University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL). Ed and his wife Britta have been married for over 30 years, and love traveling and learning about other cultures. Ed enjoys keeping his stress low by racing Ironman triathlon events and coaching other athletes to reach their goals. He serves as treasurer for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, and both he and Britta are also actively involved in their church and other community organizations.
Site Head - Quality
David has been with Chattem Chemicals for the past 10 years, beginning his career working in the QC laboratory.
Frank has served in Quality Control and Quality Assurance with Chattem, Inc. and Chattem Chemicals, Inc. for over 47 years.
Frank and his wife have been married for more than 38 years. They have one son, Chad.
Director of R&D
Nilesh joined CCI in 2009, after spending the previous decade working in R&D at Sun Pharmaceuticals in India.
Nilesh is excited about “growing our business through innovative processes and bringing new and quality products to our customers.”
Brad started his career at Chattem in 2000, and has since performed numerous manufacturing functions with the company, including project engineering, environmental, health, safety and security, and maintenance supervision.
Brad says his family firmly believes in the life lessons taught by sports and the benefits of strong youth programs in the community. Not only are their children involved in many sports and activities, but he and Megan both serve on the boards of various youth organizations and routinely coach youth teams and volunteer with local programs. While his family is busy most nights and weekends, Brad says he does still sneak in a little golf from time to time.
Senior Associate, Engineering
Joseph joined CCI in 2006 after working 4 years in the edible oils industry. He supervises the Active Pharmaceutical Production unit as well as the Performance Additives Production unit at Chattem.
Joseph is an avid hunter and fisherman and loves being outdoors in the spring and fall months. He, Amanda, and the boys always enjoy cruising on the boat while enjoying the summer sun and later enjoying the fall colors when the leaves change in the valley.
Sr. Engineer – New Product Development Lead
David joined CCI in 2014 after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
His view is that it is all about building partnerships and developing relationships. David has been married to his wife Amanda for 23 years and they have two children. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, going to concerts, and playing games.
HR Business Partner
Rich joined Chattem Chemicals in November 2020. Rich is an experienced Human Resources leader who brings a balance of strategic and operational experiences to the Chattem Chemicals team.
Originally from Kansas, Rich has lived throughout the U.S.A. and in the countries of Mexico, Romania, and Germany. Rich earned a Master of Business Administration from Capella University, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and as well as Biblical Studies from University of Northwestern- St. Paul, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Augusta University. Rich lives in Tennessee with his wife Aimee and their four children.
A specialist, experienced delivering partnership solutions within complex applications and diverse global markets. Mike is responsible for key growth priorities within project management, adding efficient alignment across sales, quality, procurement and manufacturing.
Outside of the office, Mike is a licensed captain, spending time whitewater kayaking, cycling, fly fishing, and sailing with his wife and twin boys.
Business Manager for Hamposyl Surfactants
Wes brought more than 18 years of sales and management experience with him when he arrived Chattem in the fall of 2019, and he's looking forward to proudly serving each of our customers for many years to come.
Wes has been happily married for 12 years and has two daughters.
Margaret “Kelsea” Dover joined Chattem Chemicals, Inc in February of 2017 in the Quality Control lab. After working as a chemist she gained valuable knowledge of CCI’s products and quality systems which helps her serve our customers in her current role as the Senior Technical Specialist.
Kelsea graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology. In her free time Kelsea loves being with her family. She and her husband Michael have been married since 2017 and they live in the Chattanooga area with their three children, Treston, Harper, and Hudson.
Carl Hames joined the Chattem team in 2022, and brings with him over 20 years of sales experience in various industries. In his role at Chattem Chemicals he is responsible for growth of the API business portfolio.
Carl earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). He lives in Georgia with his wife Windy and two children, Aspen and Gavin.
Senior Customer Service Specialist
Tammy joined Chattem in May of 2019. She comes from a background of warehousing and customer service.
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