Florachem appoints Jon Leonard as new President and CEO
Jacksonville, FL, May 1, 2018 – Florachem Corporation announced today that Jon Leonard has been appointed to the position of President and CEO. Leonard succeeds Steve McAlister, the company’s Founder and current CEO. McAlister will continue as a member of the Board of Directors and consult on the company’s strategic growth plans. The changes are effective May 1, 2018.
“We are very excited to have Jon join our team. He has an extensive background in citrus and pine derivatives, and strengthens our commitment to these markets. Jon will take over managing the daily operations of the company including the transition to our new headquarters and manufacturing plant near the Port of Jacksonville. We believe Jon and our new facility will have a tremendous impact on Florachem’s ability to better service our global customers going forward,” said McAlister.
Leonard comes to Florachem with over 20 years of experience in the citrus industry including executive management positions in operations, manufacturing, R&D and corporate leadership. Most recently, he was a consultant to a number of top global flavors and fragrances manufacturing companies, assisting them with mergers and acquisitions, supply chain management, and engineering projects. Leonard previously held the position of Senior Vice President – F&F Business Unit for Flotek (formerly Florida Chemical Company) and served as President of the Renewable Citrus Products Association (RCPA). He has a MS in Social Science from The Florida State University and a BS in Chemistry from Jacksonville University.
Florachem is a leader in the manufacturing, sourcing, and supply of renewable, bio-based ingredients and products. Our expertise is in citrus, pine, and other plant-based chemistries. Please visit our website at www.Florachem.com for more information on Florachem’s products, markets, and personnel as well as the new Jacksonville (FL) production facility and headquarters.
Craig Hood, VP Sales and Marketing, 904-345-2209