Former adhesives executive Bradley Boelkins joins ChemQuest as its newest Vice President

14 January 2022

The ChemQuest Group, a global business strategy and external technology development firm with focus and expertise specific to the speciality chemicals markets, announces the addition of Mr. Bradley Boelkins as Vice President. Mr Boelkins joins ChemQuest after a successful 33-year career with tesa tape, inc. Starting at tesa in 1988 as a Product Manager for single-sided adhesive tapes, Mr. Boelkins has since grown to hold executive management positions and proven his expertise in sales, marketing, business development, executive management, and M&A.

Before retiring from tesa tape at the end of 2021, Mr Boelkins was a management team member and Director of Operations/M&A, a promotion he received in 2017. In this executive role, he was responsible for North American M&A buy-side activity where he strategically identified and engaged potential acquisition targets which led to multiple acquisitions. In addition to his M&A duties, Mr Boelkins was involved with crafting the North American tesa tape production vision, strategy and implementation, which included oversight of the company’s production, quality, and supply chain operations.

Mr Boelkins started his educational path at Calvin College where he received a dual Bachelor of Arts in German and Political Science. He continued his pursuit of German language skills and business at the graduate level at the University of Michigan, as well as the University of Salzburg, Austria.

His passion for the German language and culture extended beyond university with tesa, where he spent three years working in Hamburg, Germany as Global Business Unit Head. Continuing his education, Mr Boelkins received his MBA from Pfeiffer University. More recently Mr Boelkins has attended multiple professional development seminars including the Mergers and Acquisitions Seminar from the University of Chicago, and the Operational Excellence Seminar at Northwestern University.

ChemQuest CEO Dan Murad remarks, "I very much look forward to working closely with Brad on our future buy and sell-side M&A projects. His experience with M&A will help bolster ChemQuest’s current M&A offerings, and his extensive adhesive experience will also benefit our clients interested in that area of market specialisation.”

On his new position at The ChemQuest Group, Mr Boelkins says,” I am tremendously excited to join the The ChemQuest Group and have already been extremely impressed by the knowledge and experience of my colleagues. I very much look forward to working with the team to help develop the business further and address the needs of our clients.”

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