Charles Hinnant, CEO of LBB Specialties LLC, announced that effective May 15, Darren J. Birkelbach will become President of American International Chemical LLC, a subsidiary of LBB Specialties.

Birkelbach joins AIC after a successful tenure at Brenntag Specialties, where he played a key role in the company’s growth since its inception. A seasoned industry executive with over 25 years of experience in specialty chemical distribution, Birkelbach brings broad functional expertise to AIC. Prior to joining Brenntag, he spent thirteen years in the specialties industry at Mineral and Pigment Solutions and Crozier Nelson, with responsibilities spanning operations to sales. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with a minor in Marketing, from the Stephen F. Austin State University. Throughout his career, he has consistently driven transformative business growth in diverse roles that include sales and marketing, operations and finance.

Hinnant stated, “The Board of LBB Specialties and I are thrilled to appoint such a highly qualified individual to this role. We have the utmost confidence that Darren has the talent and leadership capabilities to take AIC to great heights.”

Birkelbach commented, “I am excited to join the LBB Specialties and AIC families, where I will have an incredible opportunity to lead a talented organization, partner with industry-leading suppliers, and serve an ever-growing and robust customer base. I look forward to accelerating AIC’s growth by building on the company’s exceptional heritage.”

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