Noel Shahnazarian is the Principal of Northspec chemicals and one of the original founders of the company. Noel graduated in 1987 from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a minor in food science. He began his career in the food industry as a laboratory technician, R&D and quality control. Prior to starting Northspec Chemicals, Noel spent 14 years at Canada Colors and Chemicals in both a technical and general chemical sales positions. Noel joined the specialty chemical division of Canada Colors and Chemicals as Field Sales Manager and later as Marketing and Sales Manager where he was one of the main instruments of the successful and profitable growth of the CCC specialty division. He established Northspec Chemicals Corp. in February 2001 and has guided Northspec to become one of top chemical specialty distributors in Canada.
VP Sales and Marketing
Robert Jacksteit is VP Sales and Marketing and joined Northspec Chemicals in 2013. Prior to joining Northspec Robert spent 15 years at Bayer Material Science which provided a strong background in the polyurethane industry along with adhesives, coating additives and pigment businesses. He started his career as a Chemist with Guardsman Products, now part of Sherwin Williams, developing UV curable coatings for wood applications. Robert holds a B.Sc. Eng in Engineering Chemistry from Queen's University, where his daughter now is currently attending, and enjoys spending time at hockey rinks with his wife watching his 2 sons play.
VP New Technology Platforms
Joseph graduated from York University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science. He started work in the chemical industry in various labs formulating new product developments from the synthesis of inorganic pigments to developing paint and coatings formulations. After focusing for many years on the manufacturing side of the business Joe moved to the sales and marketing side of the business where he has spent the last 10 years. His background in formulating continues to be beneficial in working with customers on new product development and innovation.