Calabrian Corporation Appoints Randy Owens as Chief Executive Officer

  Calabrian Corporation Appoints Randy Owens as Chief Executive Officer

Business Wire

KINGWOOD, Texas -- June 4, 2014

Calabrian Corporation, the largest prime producer of liquid sulfur dioxide and
related derivatives in North America, is pleased to announce that Randy Owens
has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. Calabrian is a portfolio
company of private investment firm SK Capital Partners.

Randy assumes the CEO role from Charles Cogliandro, whose family founded the
company in 1968 and has been CEO since 1998. Charles will remain on the board
of directors and will provide guidance and support as part of a planned
transition. “We would like to thank Charlie for his significant contributions
in building Calabrian’s legacy and are excited for him to continue on as a
member of the board. It is a testament to these accomplishments and future
prospects that we have been able to attract an individual of Randy’s caliber
to lead the next chapter in Calabrian’s growth story,” commented SK Capital
Managing Director Jack Norris.

Randy Owens brings to Calabrian over 25 years’ specialty chemicals experience
in water intensive industries such as oil and gas, mining, paper, wastewater,
and cooling and boiler treatment. In his most recent role, Randy was the
President of Kemira Oyj’s global Oil and Mining business as well as Regional
Head of North America. He joins Calabrian to build on the company’s strong
foundation in customer service, reliability, quality, technology and
market-leading position in SO[2] and derivatives. Randy’s priorities will be
to expand production to meet demand in existing markets as the supply
landscape continues to evolve, drive growth in specialty applications such as
oilfield and mining, and leverage the company’s modular, emission free
technology to provide unique solutions to customers in a variety of

Commenting on his appointment, Randy Owens stated, “I look forward to leading
Calabrian into its next phase of growth. I am delighted to join a company with
innovative technology, a compelling customer value proposition and a solid
platform for growth, as well as the backing of an experienced chemical
industry investor in SK Capital. I look forward to working with Charlie and
Calabrian’s employees to ensure a seamless transition and to further develop
and execute the growth opportunities available to the company.”


Calabrian Corporation is a leading supplier of sulfur dioxide and related
derivatives used in wastewater treatment and other applications. The company
manufactures sulfur dioxide and downstream derivatives such as sodium sulfite,
sodium bisulfite, sodium metabisulfite and sodium thiosulfate. Its products
are used in a broad range of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment
applications to achieve compliance with federal and local water regulations,
as well as other specialty applications in personal care, pulp and paper
processing, food preservation, oilfield production and disinfection. For more
information please visit


SK Capital Partners is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on
the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm’s
integrated, multi-disciplinary team utilizes its industry, operating and
investment experience to help transform businesses into higher performing
organizations. Located in New York, NY and Boca Raton, FL, SK Capital’s
portfolio companies generate revenues of over $7.0 billion annually and employ
more than 7,000 people. For more information please visit


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