Our Team

Senior Management Team

The Senior Management Team brings over 80 years of experience in the chemical industry to the leadership of Gaylord Chemical Company.

Frank Roederer

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Roederer joins Gaylord Chemical from A. Schulman, where he served as Sr Vice President and General Manager of the Engineering Composites Division. Mr. Roederer also served as Vice President of Masterbatch Solutions and Business Unit Director of Specialty Powders at A. Shulman, where he was responsible for strategy development and execution in the EMEA.Previously, served as General Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning at SABIC in Saudi Arabia, where he led the refinement and implementation of the company’s corporate strategy by establishing a performance management culture. In an earlier role, he was Director of Supply Chain Europe at W.R. Grace, where he executed supply chain cost reduction and sourcing optimization programs across the EMEA region. Mr. Roederer holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Hochschule Offenburg and an MBA from Schiller International University.




Dawn Pichon, CPA

Vice President and Controller

Dawn has been with Gaylord Chemical for over 30 years. She was made a member of the Senior Management Team in January of 2012. In her capacity as Controller, she oversees all accounting, payroll and human resource activities for Gaylord. Prior to coming to Gaylord, Dawn was with KPMG, a nationwide CPA firm, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dawn is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a B.S.in Accounting and is a Louisiana Certified Public Accountant.






Marc Smith

Vice President, Manufacturing

Marc Smith’s positions with Dow Chemical and Steward Company have exposed him to a variety of manufacturing technologies across the US, and a recent multiyear assignment in Mainland China. Marc is a graduate of Mississippi State University (B.S. Chemical Engineering) and lives in Tuscaloosa, AL with his wife Janis. They have 3 grown sons. Among his hobbies are leadership training, hiking, biking, and photography.






Artie S. McKim, Ph.D. MBA

Vice President, Technology

Artie has been with Gaylord since 1999. He is a member of the company’s Senior Management Team and works closely with the commercial team to identify new growth areas. These include new product development activities as well as emerging applications for Gaylord’s existing products. Artie also manages the Quality and Technical Service teams. Artie earned his Ph.D. in synthetic Organic Chemistry from the University of North Texas in 1999, and an MBA from Louisiana State University in 2006.





Lisa Stout

Vice President, Sales

Lisa joins Gaylord Chemical where she brings over 25 years of industry experience.  She has served in various functional and leadership roles, including manufacturing, sales, pricing and global product management for a diverse set of products, markets and customers.  Lisa holds an MBA from Northwestern, Kellogg School of Management, and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Sales and Marketing

The cross-functional Sales & Marketing team brings specialized expertise in the areas of inorganic, organic chemicals and life sciences.


Cynthia Malpica

Director of Sales

Cynthia started her career as a chemical engineer working at DuPont. Early in her career she enjoyed being involved with customers and progressed to a sales and marketing role with responsibilities for the Americas’ distribution network. She gained additional international experience when she joined Praxair Surface Technologies as the Sales Manager for France, Spain and Portugal. Through her work with DuPont and Praxair, she has over eighteen years experience in the chemical and metallurgical industries in markets including specialty chemicals, coatings, thermal spray and additive manufacturing. Cynthia grew up in Venezuela and lived for 10 years in France; she is fluent in Spanish and French, as well as English. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. in Global Management from the University of Phoenix.




Rishi Pimentel

Director of Market Development, Life Sciences

Mr. Pimentel brings 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, contract services, and sales. Rishi has worked with JRS Pharma, Glatt Pharmaceutical Services and Meggle USA  Mr. Pimentel is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he received in B.S. in Ceramic and Material Science Engineering.






Mick Sadoudi

Director of Sales & Marketing

Mick began his career in Sales and Marketing at Dow Chemical. During his time at Dow, he developed and managed business serving a wide range of end markets with a focus in oil, gas, and mining applications. Mick holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin.





Chris Masters

Director of Sales & Marketing

Chris has spent the past 15 years of his career in the chemical industry in a variety of roles including manufacturing, account management, contracts, and pricing management. Given this diverse experience, Chris brings a unique perspective to the company with a proven track record of operational excellence.  Chris has a Bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and an MBA from King University.






Brandon Shaw

Market Development Manager, Industrial

Brandon has 15+ years of engineering, marketing, product and account management experience in the Oil & Gas, and Chemical industries.  Prior to joining Gaylord Chemical, Brandon worked for Dow Chemical in various engineering, sales, technical service and marketing roles.  Brandon started his career at a global EPC firm as a process engineer designing various oil & gas processing units for customers around the globe.  Mr. Shaw has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Engineering degree from Texas A&M University, both in Chemical Engineering.