About Us

Valtris has inherited a rich 75-year history starting in 1940 with Ferro’s purchase of the Walton Hills, Ohio facility to our formation as a stand-alone own company in December, 2014. Formerly the Polymer Additives Division of Ferro Corporation, Valtris continues to be a leading provider of specialty chemicals, serving industries as diverse as building and construction, packaging, consumer goods, transportation and oilfield additives. Headquartered in Independence, Ohio, and with seven facilities operating globally, Valtris offers a range of complimentary products for the specific needs of our diverse customer base.

Valtris maintains a broad and expanding product portfolio that brings quality materials and innovative solutions to customers around the world. Our technical expertise, market experience, and customer service excellence are leveraged to bring our customers value and service at the highest level. Valtris continues to be a leader in reliability, responsibility, and quality in the specialty chemicals world.

Our Leadership

Paul Angus


Andy Gehrlein


Brian Johnson

President - EU & Asia Pacific

Jim Mason

V.P. Operations

Steve Hughes

V.P. Commercial

Curt Tschantz

V.P. Human Resources

Bill Wagner

V.P. Sales

Jay Xu

V.P. Technology

Tim Harker

Director - Supply Chain

Brenda Hollo

Business Manager - Stabilizers

Mark Holt

Business Manager - Polymer Modifiers

Peggy Schipper

Business Manager - Lubricants