About Us

Enabling Tomorrow’s Solutions Today 

Solutions, Sustainability and Success

Vantage creates tailored solutions that move the needle for our customers across a wide variety of applications in growing consumer-oriented
markets like personal care, food, pharma and consumer goods. 

As a leading vertically integrated global provider, we build on our strong core of bio-based surfactant chemistries to collaborate and innovate with our customers to provide tailored formulations and custom solutions to meet their every need.


As a responsible corporate citizen, we are prioritizing our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) focus.  In 2022, we embarked on a long-term, comprehensive and ambitious sustainability journey to better integrate sustainability into our global business strategy and decision making. 
The key pillars of our ESG framework are to deliver resilient supply, maintain responsible operations and to be a trusted and reliable partner to our stakeholders.

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Our Purpose

Vantage is Enabling Tomorrow's Solutions Today by working with our customers and other stakeholders to provide tailored solutions that solve industry-specific needs, from custom-developed formulations through spec'd in ingredients and direct product sales.

  • Tailored Solutions

    We deliver customer-centered, tailored solutions that move the needle for our customers across niche applications in high-growth consumer-oriented and industrial markets.

  • Agile Execution

    We are results-driven and grounded by agile,
    innovative execution in support of our customers. Our vertical integration enables value capture for our customers and partners.

  • Sustainability

    Building on our natural chemistry and bio-based
    feedstocks, our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) framework advances our sustainability ambitions and prioritizes resilient supply, responsible operations, and trust and transparency as a reliable partner.

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  • Personal Care

    • - Best in Class Customer Experience
    • - Forward Looking Technical Solutions for Skin Care, Hair Care, Sun Care and Color Cosmetics
    • - Agile formulation platform to accelerate innovation and speed to market for Indie brands and contract manufacturers
    • - Vertically Integrated Jojoba Platform
    • - From Our Farms to Your Formulations ®
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  • Food

    • Vantage Food is a market leader in the food industry.
    • We work collaboratively with our customers to provide custom solutions for any food operation, large or small.
    • Our integrated approach includes industry experts, processing ingredients and precision spray equipment that helps increase operational efficiency and your peace of mind.
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  • Life Science

    • - Best-In-Class Producer of High Quality Fatty Acids & Glycerin
    • - Supply Consistency Due to Modern Bio-Based Intermediate Manufacturing Facilities with Highly Automated, Continuous Production
    • - Geographic Supply Chain Advantage
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  • Industrial Specialities

    • - Technical Solutions Provider for Niche & Specialty Industrial Applications
    • - Plant-derived, biodegradable raw materials for lubricants and metalworking fluid
    • - Fully-formulated process cleaning solutions, coating removers and other surface treatments for aerospace, electronics circuit assembly and other high-reliability industrial markets
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Steve Doktycz

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Valentino

Chief Financial Officer

Ali Butler

General Counsel

Matthew Conti

Chief Human Resources Officer

Charly Eid

Executive Vice President, International Business

Tom Giese

Executive Vice President, Performance Solutions

Mike Greene

Senior Vice President, Research & Development; Chief Technology Officer

Alberto Laveran

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Bob Peacock

Executive Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations

Jan Tinge

Executive Vice President, Performance Solutions

Tim Wilson

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Transformation

Lars Wulff-Nilsen

Senior Vice President, Customer & Commercial Success

Louise Adhikari

Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

Juan Pablo Amado Orduz

Vice President, Latin America

Elaine Harmon

Vice President, Safety, Health, Environment, Security & Sustainability (SSHE)

Mike Li

Vice President, Asia Pacific

Beto Pino

Vice President, Technical Marketing & Innovation, Personal Care

Pat Rasico

Global Vice President, Product & Asset Management, Performance Solutions

Mike Sabatelli

Senior Vice President, Sales, Performance Solutions

Mike Savidakis

Vice President, Technical Marketing & Innovation, Food

Ana Schneider

Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Product Management and Commercial Excellence, Performance Solutions

Ami Shah

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing

Sumeet Verma

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Vantage Personal Care

Our People

Our One Vantage team is built on an unwavering commitment to integrity and customer centricity with a focus on partnership and proactivity while holding ourselves accountable for driving results. 

Our intimate understanding of customer needs and industry trends empowers us to provide insights to start conversations, flexibility to adapt to requests, and resourcefulness to deliver customized solutions, formulations and products that exceed customers' expectations.

We offer deep industry knowledge, experience and a solutions-driven mindset. Our productivity is grounded on continuous improvement that drives operational excellence and agile, innovative execution.

  • Career Opportunities

    Vantage employees are involved from day one, empowered with a high degree of personal responsibility and encouraged to share new ideas.

    As a fast-growing organization, we offer a wide variety of career and development opportunities and roles across our company.

  • Total Rewards

    Our U.S. benefits include Medical, Dental & Vision Plans, 401(k) Plan with Company Match, Hybrid Work Schedules (role dependent) and Paid Time Off.

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Custom Solutions

Contact our Product Specialists and design formulations and product solutions that work best for your business.
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THE VANTAGE JOURNEY

H I S T O R Y

2022

Vantage establishes Shared Services hub in Bogota, Columbia.

2022

Vantage expands leadership in personal care with the acquisition of JEEN International and BotanicalsPlus, Inc.

2019

Vantage acquires Spanish oils company, Textron Plimon, creating a leadership position in natural oils.

2019

Vantage adds a state-of-the-art jojoba spray plant for bead manufacturing in our Englewood, Ohio facility.

2018

Vantage establishes a European manufacturing footprint through the acquisition of Leuna Tenside GmbH, a 95,000 square meter site with approximately 130 employees. Leuna is the world leading producer for taurates and its building blocks.

2018

Vantage adds patented, next-generation, water-based release agents through the acquisition of Amarna.

2018

Vantage expands its Surface Treatment product line with de-paint applications by acquiring B&B Tritech, a leading global manufacturer of surface treatment solutions engineered for defense and commercial aviation markets.

2016

Vantage installs a state-of-the-art alkoxylation reactor at our Gurnee, Illinois site to provide capability to build more complex and higher viscosity alkoxylates.

2016

Vantage acquires Mallet and Company, the North American market-leading provider of baking release agents, offering innovative products and capabilities to the food industry with a focus on research & development, technical service and custom formulation and packaging capabilities.

2016

Vantage acquires Resources of Nature and adds a wide range of unique specialty products including actives, treated powders, dispersions, specialty pigments, emulsifiers, and sensory ingredients to our Personal Care portfolio.

2015

Vantage establishes a new headquarters office and formulations laboratory for the Personal Care business unit in Warren, New Jersey.

2015

Vantage expands and globalizes its jojoba farming by acquiring a majority share in Agrinsa, one of the world's largest jojoba farms located in Argentina.

2015

Vantage acquires Curoxyl® and Curcylic® clear skin solutions to its personal care portfolio.

2014

Vantage commissions a world-scale vegetable oil / tallow splitting plant at our site in Chicago, Illinois.

2014

Vantage opens a new microencapsulation facility in Englewood, Ohio, along with white room manufacturing and small batch capabilities.

2014

Vantage adds a fatty acids separation facility to our Chicago, Illinois site, significantly increasing oleic acid capacity.

2013

Vantage adds a kosher glycerin refinery to provide food-grade glycerin at the Chicago, Illinois facility.

2012

Vantage establishes leadership position in jojoba oil and derivatives through the acquisition of Desert Whale Jojoba with farm and production facilities in Arizona.

2010

Vantage acquires Lipo Chemicals to build a leading position in the Personal Care market in the United States.

2008

Vantage acquires Lambent Petroferm and adds specialty alkoxylates, esters surface treatment products and the manufacturing site in Gurnee, Illinois to its portfolio.

2008

Vantage established as an oleochemical manufacturing company. It's first site in Chicago, Illinois was formerly owned by Croda and UniQema.

  • Asia Pacific

    • China
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • South Korea
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  • Europe Middle East Africa

    • Germany
    • South Africa
    • Spain
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  • Latin America

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Guatemala
    • Mexico
    • Peru
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  • North America

    • Illinois
    • New Jersey
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
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