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The Chemical Show

Welcome to The Chemical Show, a podcast focused on the business of chemicals. Featuring interviews with industry executives, you’ll hear about the key trends impacting chemicals and plastics today: growth, sustainability, innovation, transformation, digitalization, global supply chains, strategic marketing, and much more.Hosted by Victoria Meyer, The Chemical Show brings you the latest insights into the industry. You will hear from leading industry executives as they discuss their companies, business, markets, and leadership. You’ll learn how chemical and plastics companies are making an impact, responding to the changing business environment, and discussing best practices and approaches you can apply in your business.Victoria Meyer is the President and Founder of Progressio Global, a boutique consultancy that helps chemical companies accelerate business results by closing the strategy-to-execution gap. Working at the intersection of strategy, marketing, and execution, Victoria helps business leaders grow and optimize their business performance, align their organization, and achieve their strategic objectives. With 25 years of leadership in chemicals, Victoria is a B2B marketing and strategy expert who applies a holistic yet focused approach to your business goals and helps chemical executives and their teams achieve targeted results through boutique consulting packages and executive coaching.Better Living Through Chemistry.The Chemical Show highlights the positive impact of chemicals and plastics in our everyday lives, the innovations and transformations taking place in the chemical and plastics industry as companies grow and evolve to meet 21st century needs, and the challenges and opportunities the industry faces.Podcast guests include global senior leaders at private and public companies, heads of industry groups, and industry experts in plastics, chemicals, and supporting industries.Listen in as our host, Victoria Meyer, and industry executives discuss business, leadership, and more.The business of Chemistry is a $565-billion enterprise for the United States and triple that number globally. The chemical industry supports over 500,000 jobs in the United States. It is estimated that more than 96% of all manufactured goods are touched by the business of chemistry.Accelerate your business results, gain industry insights, and achieve greater growth in new and existing markets. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn the latest strategies and insights to help your company flourish, transform, and accelerate your goal achievement by tuning in to The Chemical Show.

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Key Trends On Sustainability: Why We Need To Own The Narrative

In this short episode, Victoria Meyer zooms in on three big key trends on sustainability and highlights the importance of owning the narrative. The chemical industry already has made tremendous progress toward sustainability and circularity, and contirubtes in many ways toward a healthier and greener environment. Yet, we are allowing less-informed groups to own the narrative about sustainability in chemicals and plastics. The industry needs to be more transparent with our processes to showcase how we take sustainability seriously. Want to learn about the remaining key trends? Tune in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

11mins

27 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Leading A Family-Owned Chemical Business And Pivoting Through Uncertain Times With Cameron Whaley

Pivoting a family-owned business during a pandemic is challenging. The key is to maintain a free-form culture of growth where everyone wins. Victoria Meyer’s guest in this episode is Cameron Whaley, President of Southern Chemical & Textiles. Cameron shares with Victoria how the company thrives on taking great care of its people. Make the best opportunities available so everyone succeeds. Tune in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

27mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Jennifer Sadenwater On Streamlining Your Business Sustainability Report Process

Coming up with a business sustainability report is an important thing in any team's growth and planning. What can you do to streamline this process and make it better? Jennifer Sadenwater presents the solution through ESGLynk. Joining Victoria Meyer, she explains how they connect people with the value that matters in three important points: environmental, social, and governance. Together, they talk about which industries can benefit the most from this strategy, its impact on investing, and the standards the come with it. Most importantly, Jennifer discusses how ESG can improve a company's performance and plan execution.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

20mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Aligning Your Intellectual Property Strategy With Your Business Goal With James Drake

The key to establishing and achieving your business goal is to know your intellectual property strategy. However, many business leaders don’t understand concepts of intellectual property, trademarks, and patents. Victoria Meyer’s guest in this episode is James Drake, a patent attorney and the Managing Counsel of Drake & Associates. James discusses what intellectual property is and how you can use it to achieve your business goal. Tune in and listen to this conversion to learn more about what you, as a business leader, need to know about intellectual property.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

25mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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Bio-Based Chemistry: The Rise Of A Green Chemical Industry With Michael Suver

Every day, it seems that more and more things are coming out of the chemical industry. One such innovation is the development of a bio-based polymer, the functionality of which seems endless. On today’s show, Victoria Meyer interviews Michael Suver, the EVP of Integrity BioChem. Michael has over 25 years of experience at a couple of innovative companies including Integrity BioChem. He shares how this bio-based polymer the company developed fulfills a need in the oil fields, especially in industrial mining. He also touches on the global need for anything bio-based and how people are now looking towards reformulating to get more green.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

20mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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How NUCO Logistics Pivoted During The Pandemic With Noushin Shamsili

NUCO Logistics is an international logistics, freight forwarding, and NVOCC company. Victoria Meyer's guest today is its CEO Noushin Shamsili to discuss how NUCO Logistics pivoted during the pandemic. On the one hand, the demand during COVID has increased tremendously. On the other, many steamship lines canceled their sailings to make sure that they would reduce their losses. What Noushin did was to pull strings through all contacts throughout the world to form a plan B. Learn more about what this is and stay updated with the happenings around marine logistics and more by tuning in!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

25mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Conversations On The Propylene And Olefin Market With John Stekla

The petrochemical industry has been impacted by current events, causing massive swings in the market. This includes the already volatile Propylene and Olefin market. Victoria Meyer is joined by the Director of PERIN Resources, John Stekla. John is an accomplished senior sales and marketing executive with broad international and domestic experience in petrochemicals, lubricant and fuel additives, and performance chemicals. They talk about the current market trends in the Propylene and Olefin market and how it has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. They also talk about petrochemical investments in the US, and the opportunities and challenges the industry is facing. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

22mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Everything You Need To Know About The Surfactants Industry, Green Chemistry And P2 Science With Neil Burns

In some form or another, people interact with chemicals and compounds on a daily basis, just like surfactants which can be found in detergents, emulsifiers or dispersants. Neil Burns joins Victoria Meyer to explain more about it. Neil is the CEO of P2 Science Inc., a manufacturing company that focuses on cosmetics and personal care, fragrances and aroma chemicals. Neil tells Victoria that prior to the innovation they did in P2 Science Inc., the individual customers were the most fundamental and it is what they focused on early on. He also shares the correlation between chemicals and where green chemistry stands in the whole process.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

34mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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An Inside Look Into The Chemical Distribution Space With Ronald Zmich

Chemical distribution is a wholly unique space within the chemical industry as a whole. Ronald Zmich has been working in this space for over 25 years. He is the Vice President of CASE at Palmer Holland, which is a specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials based in Cleveland, Ohio. Join your host, Victoria Meyer and her guest, Ronald Zmich as they talk about all things chemical distribution. Learn how the chemical industry was affected by COVID-19, how eCommerce is changing things, and how big of a role environmental sustainability plays in the chemical industry.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

34mins

1 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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Putting Together The Perfect Team For Relaunching A Company With John Foley

Relaunching a company is not an easy task. It comes with a lot of struggle and burden to whoever gets appointed to lead the charge. John Foley proved himself up for the challenge when he found himself thrust into leadership in the newly formed Verdant Specialty Solutions. Verdant is a specialty chemical company that got formed by the acquisition of a private equity firm, OpenGate Capital from Solvay S.A. Victoria Meyer brings John in to the show to talk about the acquisition and what it’s like to relaunch a business in the chemical industry. Learn a thing or two about change leadership as John talks about the burdens and the strategies he used to launch Verdant.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://www.thechemicalshow.com/

25mins

25 May 2021

Rank #10