Our History

Neuchem was founded in 1993 by Irwin Neulight, capitalizing on over 30 years experience in international trade and distribution of chemicals. Irwin’s reputation in the industry as being honest, reliable and enjoyable to work with allowed Neuchem to cultivate exclusive agency agreements with several key manufacturers overseas.

  • 1993

    Neuchem Inc. founded by Irwin Neulight in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Irwin brings long-standing relationships with world-class producers to Neuchem

    Exclusive USA agent for Chilean producer of Pentaerythritol, Oxiquim, S.A.
    Exclusive North America agent for German producer of Diisopropyl Ether, Ineos Solvents, GmbH.

  • 1995

    Elekeiroz, S.A. (Brazil) awards Neuchem exclusive North America agency for packaged 2-ethylhexanoic acid.

  • 2006

    Marc Neulight opens satellite business development office in San Francisco to pursue strategy of diversification.

  • 2007

    KLJ Plasticizers (India) selects Neuchem as their exclusive North America agent for maleate esters.

  • 2012

    Kyowa-Hakko (Japan) and Neuchem form a distribution partnership for Isononanoic Acid in USA.

  • 2014

    Lotte Fine Chemicals (Korea) and Neuchem formalize a distribution partnership for Epichlorohydrin in USA.

  • 2015

    Headquarters moves to Reno, Nevada.

  • 2016

    Ineos Paraform, GmbH (Germany) awards Neuchem exclusive North American agent for their full product line.

  • 2017

    Chifeng Ruiyang (China) and Neuchem establish a strategic Dipentaerythrtol distribution partnership to select accounts in USA.

Capitalizing on extensive industry knowledge and a proven reputation for honesty, integrity and reliability, Neuchem has enjoyed continuous growth.

Our Team

Irwin Neulight Founder and Chairman

In 1993, Irwin L. Neulight founded Neuchem Inc., an importer and distributor of industrial chemical products. Capitalizing on extensive industry knowledge, long-standing relationships, and a proven reputation for honesty, integrity and reliability, Neuchem has enjoyed continuous growth and looks forward to many more years of success.

Irwin Neulight has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MBA International Business from Baruch College CCNY. Irwin launched his career in international chemical distribution and trading at Union Carbide Corp. Subsequent positions at multinational companies include VP Steuber Company Inc., Director — Chemical Distribution Marketing at Mitsui & Co. (USA) Inc., President Klöckner Chemical Inc., and President Harrisons Trading Inc.

Boulder, CO
irwin@neuchem.com
T: +1.303.443.3036

Irwin Neulight

Jackie Peterson Operations and Logistics Manager

Jackie joined Neuchem Inc in September of 2015 as Operations/Logistics Manager. She has over 30 years of managerial experience in the industrial and utility professions, both in operations and logistics. Jackie spent 19 years with Sherwin Williams Automotive, a leading manufacturer and distributor of paints. She started as an administrate technician and worked her way up to Distribution Center Manager. She then spent 10 years as the Manager of Business Processes with Ormat Technologies, a global geothermal energy company, working closely with the Senior Management team on implementing/upgrading the Ormat Management System and bringing new plants and personnel on board. In her off hours, Jackie enjoys spending time with her family, reading and just about anything in the warm sunshine.

Reno, NV
jackie@neuchem.com
T: +1 775 499 5858

Jackie Peterson

Marc Neulight President

Marc graduated from Emory University with a degree in International Studies and French.  He earned an MBA at Thunderbird’s Graduate School of International Management.

Prior to joining Neuchem, Marc’s diverse professional experience includes an internship at a chemical manufacturing company in Chile, Business Development & Marketing at Quoakka Sports, and Cost Accounting at Industrial Light & Magic.

Capitalizing on his father Irwin’s years of experience and Neuchem’s well established reputation as a responsible, reliable, and ethical business partner, Marc joined Neuchem in 2006 with a focus on growth through diversification.

Incline Village, NV
T: +1 415 999 6771
Marc Neulight

Ewa Jasinski Operations, Logistics, and Business Manager

Ewa has held a broad range of office positions, starting in high school by helping out in the school office where she realized her place in this world was to work in an air conditioned office. In order to obtain her dream, she attended a career college for administrative professionals and has since stayed the course. She has now worked directly for three presidents, no party affiliation; five lawyers, preferring criminal law; and a handful of bankers. She is originally from New Jersey, and has lived in Nevada since the millennium and misses her professional sports
teams.

One of Ewa’s hidden talents is she is an excellent cook and has close to 15 years’ experience working in and owning restaurants. A hobby she happily no longer pursues professionally. She is also an avid “rock hound” enjoying the off-road trails and geology of the Western United
States.

Reno, NV
T: +1 775 499 5858
Exa

Brian Bundy Business Development Manager

Brian attended Utah Valley University where he studied Aviation Science. He holds a FAA commercial pilots license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. After much soul searching, he realized that he didn’t want to spend a career folding his 6’10” frame into a tiny airplane cockpit. Instead, he decided to focus his efforts on roomier pursuits in chemical sales and distribution.

Brian’s career in the chemical industry started in 2006 with Univar in Redmond, WA. Since then he has been continuously engaged in learning about the industry and the products it consumes. He joined Neuchem in August, 2012 where he enjoys traveling to meet customers and suppliers to discuss existing business and identify new opportunities. Brian chose to work with Neuchem because as a small family run business they value their customers and employees. The small team size and flat management structure empowers him to provide the best experience possible for his customers.

Brian is a proud and dedicated father and husband. When he’s not traveling for Neuchem, he enjoys cooking for his family, tinkering in the garage and working in the garden while his daughter and dog dig in the dirt nearby.

Arlington, WA
T: +1 206 419 7258
Brian

Jodi Schnell Administrative Wizard

Jodi comes from a family with a no-nonsense rule of thumb when it comes to working hard. Having a degree in Elementary Education, Jodi’s career journey took her down a different path, navigating towards administration and office management. From insurance to Real Estate to the Oil industry, the tools of each trade, each career, have helped shape and expand her skills.

When Jodi is not glued to her seat at work, she enjoys hiking, date nights with her hubby and laughing at the outlandish things her sons do. Having traveled to 4 different continents, there remains an eager sense to continue traveling, exploring and learning about the expansive cultures of our world.

Ault, CO
T: +1 775 499 5858
Jodi Schnell

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