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About Seatex

Seatex was launched in Rosenberg, Texas in 1967 as an employee-owned business. We started out with the mission of earning the trust of those in the chemical industry by providing superior chemical blending and manufacturing services and operating with integrity in everything we do. We believe our success in that mission is the reason we’re still here, more than five decades later. 

In fact, we’re bigger than we’ve ever been before. In recent years we’ve expanded into two new cutting-edge storage and blending facilities so that our customers can continue to rely on us for the toughest jobs for another 50 years and beyond. 

Meet Our Corporate Team

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Kelly Aimes

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Kelly Aimes

Chief Executive Officer

Kelly joined Seatex in July 1994 working various plant positions before eventually moving to sales. After approximately a year he moved into a business development role trying to solidify current accounts and expand the company into additional markets. Prior to Seatex, Kelly held business development positions with Napco Chemical, specializing in water treatment and The Swagelok Companies. In 2001 Kelly was promoted to Vice President of Business Development and in 2004 became one of nine managers of the newly restructured Seatex LLC. January 2011 he was selected to be President and in 2017 was appointed to the role of CEO. Along with his CEO responsibilities Kelly is currently one of five Cotton Creek Capital board members, Cotton Creek Capital is currently the largest stakeholder in Seatex. Kelly graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Business and Marketing degree.

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Jonathan O’Dwyer

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Jonathan O’Dwyer

President

Jonathan O’Dwyer joined Seatex in February 2021 as Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations and Technology, and quicky promoted to the role of President. Before joining Seatex, Jonathan oversaw all aspects of commercial operations for Weylchem, a technical custom chemical manufacturer. Prior to Weylchem, Jonathan was at Albemarle – a global specialty chemicals company - for 15 years in a variety of senior leadership positions in business, technology, and chemical manufacturing. In addition to his commercial experience, Jonathan has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Jim Nattier

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Jim Nattier

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Nattier joined Seatex in Dec 2007. He currently serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Jim also serves on the Board of Managers of Seatex, LLC, ConeCraft, LLC RheoMinerals, LLC, and TEAL Development, LLC.

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Chris Bowhay

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Chris Bowhay

VP of Technology

Chris joined the Seatex team in March of 2018 as the Vice President of Technology, leading the unit in product development, quality control and commercialization of new products. After graduation he began his professional career at 3M as a Quality Control Engineer in Weatherford, OK for the Printing and Publishing Division. Chris then spent 16 years with Sachem, who was an OEM for quaternary ammonium and phosphonium compounds, focusing primarily in the microelectronic, and catalyst markets. At Sachem he worked his way from the laboratory as a Senior Chemist to Sales and eventually as a Global Market manger where he was an expat living in Osaka, Japan. In the last 12 years, he has expanded his experience with several opportunities with private equity based companies in the oilfield market, where he held positions in Technology, Operations, Commercialization and Procurement. He was key in building various chemical manufacturing facilities in several states including Texas, Wyoming, and North Dakota, for companies including Rockwater, Independence Oilfield Chemicals (Innospec), and Precision Additives. Chris founded BOSS Technologies, where he held the position of President and CEO, which licensed chemical technologies to various start-ups in the oilfield industry including a full suite of completion and production chemicals. Chris is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1988 as a Pre-Med student with a double major in Chemistry and Biology, minors in Math and Physics. Prior to this he served in the United States Airforce at Edwards AFB, Airforce Flight Test Center, Mojave Desert, CA.

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Jack Collins

VP of OperationsRead Bio »

Jack Collins

VP of Operations

Jack Collins joined Seatex as Director of Operations and was quickly promoted to Vice-President of Operations. Jack has extensive chemical manufacturing experience, most recently 7 years with TPC Group as the Site Manager and Manufacturing Performance Manager. Prior to TPC, Jack held six different roles at Valspar over an 11-year period where he was responsible for Safety, Process Safety Management, Operations, Capital Projects, and Maintenance. While at Seatex Jack is responsible for driving and enhancing operational execution across the organization. He oversees all Production and Maintenance functions. Jack graduated Texas A&M University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

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Mike Burson

Director of EH&SRead Bio »

Mike Burson

Director of EH&S

Mike came to Seatex in 2019 after four years as the Safety Manager for Loveland Products’ flagship agricultural chemical manufacturing plant. Mike worked in oil and gas drilling for eight years where he was a Regional Director of HSE for Sidewinder Drilling and the US Drilling QHSE Manager for Xtreme Drilling & Coil Tubing. Mike dedicated fifteen years to the U.S. Army as a Petroleum Supply Non-Commissioned Officer where he gained extensive leadership skills and safety management experience on three different continents. Mike earned his BS in Safety Management from Northeastern State University and an MBA in Business Ethics, Organizational Leadership from Harding University. In 2017 he earned his Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and in 2018 his Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Connect with Our Sales Team

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Tony Jones

Vice President of Business Development

Tony Jones

Vice President of Business Development

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Tim Emert

Toll Manufacturing, Contract Packaging, Industrial Chemicals

Tim Emert

Toll Manufacturing, Contract Packaging, Industrial Chemicals

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Scott Childers

Institutional, Grocery Store, & Retail Food

Scott Childers

Institutional, Grocery Store, & Retail Food

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Richard Falco

Energy/Oilfield Chemicals

Richard Falco

Energy/Oilfield Chemicals

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Richard Mullins

Turn-Key and Toll Manufacturing for the Agriculture and Oilfield markets

Richard Mullins

Turn-Key and Toll Manufacturing for the Agriculture and Oilfield markets

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Amanda Sutton

Turn-Key and Toll Manufacturing for the Agriculture, Oilfield, and Industrial Markets

Amanda Sutton

Turn-Key and Toll Manufacturing for the Agriculture, Oilfield, and Industrial Markets

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Testimonials

Our collaboration with Seatex is an integral part not only to our business, but to our customers’ business and growers worldwide. We appreciate their commitment to continually operate with integrity and provide Koch Agronomic Services with a quality product and customer service.

Global Procurement & Tolling Manager – Koch Agronomic Services, LLC

Seatex is a trusted partner in our supply chain. They manage our business as if it were their own and remove all hassle from our daily workflow. In the agriculture sector, business can rapidly change and Seatex has always been adaptable enough to change with us. All the while, maintaining our stringent QC/QA standards.

Major US Chemical Distributor

Since 1976 Seatex has been DSI’s most important partner. Seatex has been with us from the beginning, manufacturing 99% of all DSI products. The team at Seatex is helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and understands that DSI customers are their customers and they work hard to make sure our products are produced quickly and with the same quality each time. Seatex, thanks for 44 years of great customer care. DSI can’t wait to see what the next 50 years bring!

George Gaal, Detergent Services

One of my very favorite companies: Seatex LLC helped me achieve success as a small business owner. They gave me a leg up on the competition and allowed me to step up my chemical products division instantly.

D.L.

Seatex is a winner and will stand with you 100%. I built a business on Seatex quality products starting in 2002. Ten years later it was one of the highest points of value when I sold the company.

D.L.

QA & QC

Managing the quality of our products means more than just staying ISO 9001:2015 and GMP certified. Through complete batch testing, batch coding, and sample retention, we ensure your chemicals are produced just as you intended, from weight to purity to molecule size.  

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Confidentiality

We understand the sanctity of your formulation is paramount. All of our employees operate under strict confidentiality agreements so that your proprietary information is safe-guarded at all times.

 

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Compliance

Seatex is proud to carry certifications for blending and packaging from the EPA, NSF, and UL, as well as being a kosher facility. We carry full product liability insurance and comply with OSHA SDS requirements (see below).

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Equipment & Facilities

Our 510,000 square feet across three locations boasts multiple, load cell-equipped dry and liquid blenders that can handle hundreds of thousands of gallons per day, including flammable and combustible formulations. Products can be stored on-site or shipped via on-site rail or truck.

EHS

Employee and customer safety and care for the environment are our top priorities at Seatex. They are also key aspects of our Core Values and our commitment to doing things the right way.

 

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Partnerships

We are a charter member of Chemblend International, a five-company alliance of chemical manufacturers across America that produces high-quality products for the janitorial, food service, institutional, industrial, and consumer chemical markets in the U.S. and Canada.

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Strategic Location

For cost savings and speed to market, our Texas locations offer unbeatable proximity to shipping avenues, inexpensive raw materials supplies, premium talent, and support industries.

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Resources

We maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for detailed information on hazardous chemicals we manufacture, including their individual properties and best practices for handling them.

Serving You at Multiple Strategic Locations

We’re proud to offer our customers service at multiple locations in South Texas, each with convenient access to both rail and shipping lines. We save companies significant costs by performing blending, packaging, and labeling all in-house, rather than paying to have these services done by third parties across the country.

Seatex Location Advantages

Accredited to ISO 9001:2015 and facilities certified to EPA, GMP, NSF, Kosher, and UL standards.

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Trade Association Memberships

  • ISSA
  • Specialty & Agro
  • Inform Ex
  • ACIT
  • AADE
  • SOCMA

Certifications

  • ISO 9001-2015
  • EPA
  • NSF.
  • K Start
  • UL
  • FDA
  • GMP
  • Chem Stewards