Brett Larick
Brett Larick

Columbia Chemical, a leader in the zinc and zinc-alloy plating industry, announces that it has named Brett Larick as President. In his new role, he will oversee Corporate Development including developing and implementing competitive and corporate strategies, growth and profitability, innovation and value creation, and leadership development within management groups. Larick succeeds Bill Rosenberg, who will continue serving as Chairman of the Board and Marketing Director.

Rosenberg ensures a smooth transition of leadership responsibilities. “Brett is highly capable and well equipped to take this company to the next level. He brings the significant experience and expert knowledge needed to direct those initiatives.”

Larick began his 17-plus years of industry experience as a technical sales and support representative. He joined Columbia Chemical in 1999 as sales manager, a leading force in the company’s domestic sales development resulting in continual significant growth of domestic direct business. In 2004 he was appointed to vice president of sales, with expanded focus on global collaborative opportunities. Larick holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Cleveland State University and recently completed the distinguished Executive MBA Program at Case Western Reserve University.

“I am looking forward to the challenges ahead in leading Columbia Chemical as we continue our growth in the metal finishing industry,” Larick said.

For more information, contact Columbia Chemical Corporation, 1000 Western Drive, Brunswick, OH 44212, 330/225-3200, Columbia Chemical is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zinc and zinc-alloy plating additives.