Columbia Hires Industry Veteran to Support Global & Domestic Business

Columbia Hires Industry Veteran to Support Global & Domestic Business

March 17, 2020

Columbia Chemical welcomes Graham Torr as Managing Director, Global Business. Torr will have direct responsibility over key territories in Columbia’s global business portfolio including Europe, Mexico, South Africa, South America as well as overseeing and assisting in the Asian market. He will also focus on supporting domestic business development in the Midwest and Southeast portions of the United States that are rapidly expanding territories for Columbia. Torr is a veteran sales and technical service professional with expertise spanning 25 years in surface finishing chemistry, general manufacturing, technical management and plant operations.

In addition to attaining the level of CEF III through A.E.S.F/NASF, Torr also obtained many specialized certifications in areas ranging from decorative plating to wastewater treatment to accelerated corrosion testing. An active member of NASF, he also spent time as Director of the Southwest Michigan NASF branch.

Columbia Chemical President Brett Larick commented: “Graham has deep roots in the surface finishing industry and is well-known and well respected. His expertise in delivering the right solution to meet customer needs is exactly what we were looking for in this key role. We are excited he has joined the team to help support our growth and expansion, both domestic and global.”