Michael D. Brown
Specialty Chemicals Expert


Michael D. Brown is an industry expert in the specialty chemicals market, with business experience gained at leading Fortune 50 companies. He regularly consults with Wall Street analysts, hedge fund managers, chemical producers, members of the media and attorneys on specialty chemicals matters relating to business planning, strategy development, and competitive intelligence.


StrategyMark, Inc.
2004 to Present

Founder and owner of management consulting firm focused on the specialty chemicals market.  Provides industry knowledge and business advice to Wall Street analysts, hedge fund and private equity managers, chemical producers, attorneys, journalists, and others.

TZ Chemicals International Pty Ltd.
Managing Partner
2010 to Present

Quaker Chemical
Global Director, Coatings

Commercially launched and managed a new global floor coatings business based upon UV-curing.

The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Partner and Vice President

One of seven partners in a multi-million dollar management consulting firm. Oversaw client projects focused on corporate strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, and other commercial business development activities.

Finnaren and Haley, Inc.
Board Member

Served as an outside board member for a $35 million privately-held paint manufacturing company.

E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company
Business Manager

Progressively responsible positions for multi-million dollar product lines involving light industrial coatings, heavy-truck OEM and fleet aftermarket finishes, automotive OEM, packaging, and consumer products markets. Over the course of this 18 year term, Mr. Brown also managed market development in several divisions and contributed to manufacturing operations by providing technical support in an ethylene copolymer plant following a major renovation.

PPG Industries
Process Engineer

Supported technology licensing programs for chlorinated organics processes.

Sun Petroleum
Process Engineer


B.S., Chemical Engineering, Honors Program, 1980
Kansas State University

A full CV is available on request.

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