Meet Florachem’s Market Driven and Customer Focused Professionals

Our team
Experienced and Motivated

Florachem has assembled a dedicated team of professionals with extensive backgrounds in pine, citrus, and other plant-based chemistries and products. Our expertise is in the manufacturing, marketing, and logistics of the products we supply. We understand the global supply chain of our products from start to finish, many of which are sourced internationally.

Market driven and customer focused, our people help customers solve technical and/or supply issues daily. Please feel free to contact us regarding similar or related products not listed on this website.

Our team
Experienced and Motivated

Florachem has assembled a dedicated team of professionals with extensive backgrounds in pine, citrus, and other plant-based chemistries and products. Our expertise is in the manufacturing, marketing, and logistics of the products we supply. We understand the global supply chain of our products from start to finish, many of which are sourced internationally.

Market driven and customer focused, our people help customers solve technical and/or supply issues daily. Please feel free to contact us regarding similar or related products not listed on this website.

Founder of Florachem in 1989. MBA from Wharton Business School. Steve continues to be dedicated to provide customers with best possible products and service.

Steve McAlister

Chief Executive Officer

Over 20 years’ experience in the pine chemicals industry, previously with Arizona Chemical and Union Camp. BS from Colorado State University. MBA from Louisiana State University.

Jim Prohaska

President

Bachelor of Business Administration with double majors in Marketing and International Business from University of North Florida. Joined Florachem in January of 2011. Fluent in Russian.

Tatiana Zintchenko

Marketing & Purchasing Manager

Has worked in the sales and marketing of specialty chemicals since 1989. Represented Eastman Chemical, Hercules, DRT, Arkema, BP Amoco, Specializes in resin, polymer, and pine chemicals.

Linda Schepise

Business Director, CASE Market Segment

32 years in Industrial Cleaning. Formerly with Petroferm, Lambent Technologies, and Alent/Alpha.

Craig Hood

Business Director, Performance Products

30 years’ experience in the Flavor and Fragrance Industry. 25 years in sales and marketing of aroma chemicals and 5 years in purchasing at Dragoco (Symrise).

Christine Varelas

Business Dev Mgr, Flavor, Fragrance & Personal Care

CPA with 19 years management experience in the chemicals industry. Formerly with Petroferm.

Reginald Morris

Director of Finance

Interdisciplinary Sciences degree from the Univ. of North Florida. 20 years of EHS & regulatory experience. Formerly with Millennium (Symrise).

James Geller

Manager, Technical and Administrative Services

With Florachem since 2014. Has background in HR and Accounting. Originally from Ohio and is a huge Cavaliers fan.

Margaret Sprague

AP/AR Specialist

Dedicated to the business and technology of chemicals derived from Essential Oils. Prior experience at SCM Glidco and Millennium (Symrise). Joined Florachem in 2003. Enjoys living in his hometown on Amelia Island.

Gary Sanders

Vice President

Over 10 years' experience in sales of specialty chemicals with a primary focus on Oilfield. Previously with Advanced Aromatics, Chemtura, and Ashland. BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Julie Master

Account Manager
Southwest Territory

L-R: Jorge, Tocho, Willie, Jaime, and Roberto

The Mission Production Team

J. S. and Rebecca

The Florachem Asia Team

Extensive background in Flavors and Fragrances. Formerly with Bush Boake Allen. Degrees in Financial Management & Accounting from NYU.

Jon Dunn

Business Director, Flavor, Fragrance & Personal Care Segments

Steve McAlister

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Prohaska

President

Tatiana Zintchenko

Marketing & Purchasing Manager

Linda Schepise

Business Director, CASE Market Segment

Craig Hood

Business Director, Performance Products

Christine Varelas

Business Dev Mgr, Flavor, Fragrance & Personal Care

Reginald Morris

Director of Finance

James Geller

Manager, Technical and Administrative Services

Margaret Sprague

AP/AR Specialist

Gary Sanders

Vice President

Julie Master

Account Manager
Southwest Territory

The Mission Production Team

The Florachem Asia Team

Jon Dunn

Business Director, Flavor, Fragrance & Personal Care Segments