U.S. Chemicals History: A Storied History and a Bright Future

U.S. Chemicals was founded by Howard T. Von Oehsen in 1960, as a customer-service based chemical distribution company. His business philosophy was to offer optimal solutions to clients, and his greatest desire was to see his customers’ succeed. This tradition is carried forward today by Howard’s daughter, Carol Piccaro who has worked for U.S. Chemicals for over 30 years, and currently serves as President.

History

1960

Formation of U.S. Chemicals' predecessor company by Howard T. Von Oehsen.

1965

First containers of products imported to the US

1983

Carol Piccaro joins company as a Junior Account Executive

1985

Value add services launched including micronizing, re-packaging, and toll manufacturing

1995

Carol Piccaro elected President and CEO of U.S. Chemicals

1997

NACD membership established and successful completion of Responsible Distribution certification

2009

Headquarters relocated from New Canaan, CT to our current facility in Darien, CT

2016

US Chemicals becomes part of Maroon Group