Senior Management

Sam Assad

Sam has 32 years of experience in the chemical distribution industry. He held many senior roles in a commercial and operational capacity over his three decades at Quadra. Sam was Business Manager for the Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE) commercial division for 12 years with P&L, strategic planning and market development responsibilities and was a member of Quadra’s Leadership Team. Sam graduated with a B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry from […]

Sam Assad

John Lukens

John focuses on the strategic marketing of raw materials into progressive end use applications, with particular emphasis on highlighting our portfolio shift toward sustainability. Formerly the President & CEO of D.N. Lukens, Inc., John was instrumental in the company’s involvement in the NACD and Responsible Distribution as Code Coordinator. With a Boston University undergraduate degree and Babson MBA, John gained post-graduate certificates from Northeastern University’s Environmental Science Program leading to […]

John Lukens

Mike Barnes

As VP of Strategic Accounts, Mike is responsible for developing and coordinating the business with our national accounts in the CASE and plastic markets. With over 30 years of experience in a number of specialty chemical distribution companies, Mike has held various, progressive roles in various markets including Industrial Chemical and Fine Ingredients, Health and Nutrition, and CASE.  Mike attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a BSBA dual major […]

Mike Barnes

Joseph Loncar

Joseph started work in the chemical industry as lab supervisor, and after years of inorganic formulating, he moved to a custom dispersion facility. While there, he developed pigment based dispersions destined for coating and paint formulas in the CASE market followed by his tenure in the powder coating industry for developing eco-friendly thermoset formulas for general industrial, light/heavy appliance and heavy machinery. Joseph graduated from York University in […]

Joseph Loncar

Robert Jacksteit

With 25 years experience in the chemicals industry, Robert has a strong background in the polyurethane industry along with adhesives, coating additives and pigment businesses in various roles within the Chemicals and Polymers divisions at Bayer MaterialScience. He started his career as a Chemist with Guardsman Products, now part of Sherwin WIlliams, developing UV curable coatings for wood applications. Robert holds a B.Sc.Eng in Engineering Chemistry from Queen’s University.

Robert Jacksteit

Kevin Trainor

Kevin develops and executes our suppliers’ business growth strategies, manages current supplier relationships, and forms and secures business relationships with new suppliers. Kevin worked as a bench chemist, technical service manager, and in sales management. Kevin has strong application knowledge in resins, fillers, surfactants, rheology modifiers, photo-initiators, conditioning agents, specialty additives, and pigments. Kevin received a degree in chemistry from Iona College.

Kevin Trainor

Jeff Moore

Jeff has worked in the chemical distribution industry for 32 years – with 22 years in the Asian specialty chemical industry, primarily in South East Asia managing diverse large scale distribution operations. Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of S