W. Patrick (Pat) Fiedler

Director, Joint Ventures Practice

durhamW. Patrick (Pat) Fiedler consults for multinational companies in:

  • Strategy
  • Operations
  • Organic revenue and profit growth
  • Inorganic growth (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, joint-ventures, divestitures)

Pat's chemical industry business career already spans several decades and focuses on inorganics, specialties, and polymers. His business capabilities cover:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Administration including business management, senior management and general management positions including general manager, vice-president and president
  • Director on numerous corporate and joint venture boards
  • V.P./General Manager of Armand Products, a joint-venture between Occidental Chemical and Church & Dwight with global specialty chemical reach.
  • President of Armand Products Company. Concurrently managed the worldwide global specialty chemicals business and assets of Church & Dwight as a corporate Vice President. Assets were located in Europe, South America and the U.S. and also included significant distribution arrangements in China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia

Mr. Fiedler's deep market and technology expertise include:

  • Global 1000: Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Occidental Chemical
    • plastics industry
    • commodity chemicals (chlor-alkali)
  • Middle Market: Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (Arm&Hammer)
    • specialty and value-added products
  • Marketing: While at Goodyear, he spearheaded the marketing program for the introduction of microsuspension seeded dispersion polymer in the US and earned the company's outstanding marketing program award
  • Production: At Occidental Chemical, he launched the program to move the company to build its first membrane technology chlor-alkali facility which eventually also included a co-generation facility.
  • Chlor-alkali and sodium bicarbonate: Invited presenter on technology, markets and operations at numerous industry, ICIS, and World Soda Ash international conferences

Pat has a vast experience in joint venture formation and management in forming, operating or as a director of:

  • Armand Products (a 25+ year venture between Occidental Chemical and Church & Dwight),
  • ARMAKLEEN (venture for cleaning solutions),
  • Brotherton/Esseco (a specialty chemicals venture – now Esseco UK),
  • Natronx (Venture in trona between FMC, Tata and Church & Dwight),
  • SQ-810 (animal feed production venture with Solvay)
  • DCAD (animal feed production venture with Armand)
  • Alcad (soda ash production venture with Tata)
  • Megalac-E (animal feed production venture with Elanco in Brazil)

Pat is currently a principle at the consulting firms Alkali Solutions, and for larger team projects, Nanobiz LLC.

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