In context: Changes continue at Rome-based The Lewis Chemical Co. With the pending retirement of owners Gregg and Diane Lewis, the company transitioned into an employee stock ownership plan. The company, now 13 years old and with 62 employees, elected Ballard Betz — hired earlier this year as chief financial officer to oversee the transition — to serve as president. Below are the latest updates:
Media release: The Lewis Chemical Co. of Rome announces the promotion of Trevor Spinks to Production Manager, Brandon White to Assistant Production Manager and Robert
Evans to Production Supervisor.
Trevor started with The Lewis Chemical Co. in 2015 as a production operator. Within two years, he demonstrated excellence in all critical aspects of chemical batch
manufacturing and was promoted to Production Supervisor leading a team of day shift operators. With two years of supervisory excellence, Trevor has proven the knowledge
and leadership qualities necessary for success as the company’s new Production Manager. “I have grown as a person here at the company and believe we have a great group of people to grow together and better ourselves as a whole. Our production motto is ‘Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.’
Brandon started his production career in 1998 with Mohawk Industries where his experience included creeler, operator, and forklift driver. Before joining Lewis Chemical
in 2015, he gained additional production experience with Dayton Steel and Mount Vernon Mills. In his four years with Lewis Chemical, Brandon has served in Shipping &
Receiving and most recently in Production, where he was promoted to Supervisor in 2017 and now Assistant Production Manager this year.
Evans came to The Lewis Chemical Co. in 2014 as a production operator after four years with Paper Recovery of Rome. Robert has built great rapport with his colleagues and is more than ready to be a very successful day shift supervisor.
Says President Ballard Betz: “As The Lewis Chemical Co. continues to expand its product and service offering in the national specialty chemicals space, our customers rightly expect ever improving quality in terms of product specification and lead times. Leadership from experienced operators like Trevor, Brandon, and Robert will only strengthen an already high performing team. Congratulations to them on this great personal accomplishment and professional advancement.”