Meet The Team
Stuart Andrew Jordan
Phone: (09) 636 8618
Qualified in mechanical engineering then Chemistry at Auckland University. Joined Industry as R & D chemist in the mid 60â€™s, working on resins and surface coatings in the building industry. Shifted to engineering and plant design a few years after.
Then, in mid 70â€™s, shifted again to overseeing the formulation and manufacturing of well-known Industrial and Automotive chemicals, specialised lubricants, polyester compounds, adhesives, household chemicals, paints etc. At the same time managed manufacturing of Automotive and industrial filters (oil and air), gaskets and sheet-metal work for the same company in another plant.
Left in the early 80â€™s to set up Chemical Specialties Ltd and created the Turbo, Builders Bog and Synthepol brands and purchased Autochem and Newtech brands in the later years. Specialise now in polyester resins and polyester compounds (gelcoats, flow coats, putties etc).
Mobile: 021 902 992
After studying Chemical Engineering in South Africa, Phil did R&D and eventually technical marketing of polyolefins with Hoechst in Germany. Next he managed his own paint production company for 8 years before joining BASF in New Zealand looking after the New Zealand and Australian Engineering Polymers and Polyurethane business. Next, Phil was involved in establishing the Saint Gobain/Vetrotex fiberglass and resin branch before joining Chemical Specialties Ltd.
Sales Engineer â€“ Composites
Mobile: 021 486 129
Mobile: 021 963 785
Katerina Balcarova completed her studies in Economy, Accounting & Management Studies and in Mechanical Engineering in the Czech Republic. In October 1997 Katerina joined Aremic Nachod Ltd as Web Designer and data administrator and later she established her own company Balcarova Solution specialising in computer applications and design.
In 2003 Katerina travelled to New Zealand to study English. After completing the English course, Katerina toured New Zealand and Australia. She worked in various capacities before joining Chemical Specialties Ltd in April 2012 as an IT Manager, Graphic and Product Presentation Designer. Katerina is responsible for all graphic design, presentations, promotion materials, as well as maintaining the company website and all IT related matters.
Mobile: 021 193 4324
Key Account Manager
Mobile: 021 169 2344
After completing school at Avondale College, Ilse worked as Supervisor at the Event Cinemas until she joined Thermakraft as receptionist. She build a good rapport with industry customers and learned to look efficiently after their needs to be successful. Ilse then joined Pacific Providers which gave her excellent exposure to logistics, administration requirements as well as working against deadlines. Ilse is on the road full time and only a phone call away from our loyal retail customers!
Customer Service Officer
Phone: (09) 636 8618
Manager International Markets â€“ Australia
Graham is New Zealand born and resides in Melbourne, Australia with his spouse and family. He frequently travels to Auckland works closely with the manufacturing and marketing divisions at Chemical Specialties. Being an international qualified accountant Graham is well placed to set up and manage business in different countries. Graham has successfully established Turbo Builders Bog and grown the business to the extend of numerous containers per month into the Australian market. Recently the introduction into Australia of Newtech Repairer has met with encouraging sales. Graham is now managing the Australian business as well as focusing on new business in other parts of the world.