Chase Appoints Eric Conley as CEO and Adam Chase as Senior Advisor

WESTWOOD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chase Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of protective materials for high-reliability applications across diverse market sectors, today announced that Adam Chase will step down as Chief Executive Officer of Chase and transition to a new role as Senior Advisor to the Company. Eric Conley will be named as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. 

“On behalf of the Chase Board, our leadership team and all Chase associates, I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Adam for his exceptional leadership as CEO during the last nine years. Adam has been instrumental in charting the course for Chase and championing the Company’s culture. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Adam in his role as Senior Advisor,” said Lance Reisman, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to have Eric join the Company and believe his track record of value creation equips him well to maximize Chase’s potential as an industry leader.”

“Since our founding in 1946, Chase has continuously evolved and innovated to meet the needs of the customers we serve. When we were acquired by KKR last year, we knew it was an opportunity to take our business to even greater heights. Now with the transition well underway, I am grateful for the opportunity for my role to similarly evolve after 26 years at Chase. I am looking forward to working closely with Eric, the Board and all of our associates in this next chapter of growth,” commented Adam Chase.

Eric joins Chase after an extensive career across varied industrial businesses at best-in-class organizations. He most recently served as SVP, Orthodontics at Envista Holdings Corporation, a spin-off from Danaher. Prior to Envista, Eric served in various roles at Fortive and Danaher. Prior to Danaher, Eric founded and served as CEO of Mixed Signals, Inc. and held senior leadership roles at another venture-backed start up prior.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Chase. Chase has exceptional colleagues, products and market positions, and a tremendous opportunity ahead. I look forward to working with all the team members at Chase to grow the business and serve our customers,” said Eric Conley, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer at Chase.

“We have known Eric for years and we are confident in his ability to lead the Company in its next phase of growth,” commented Josh Weisenbeck, a KKR Partner who leads KKR’s Industrials investment team. “We are grateful for Adam’s many contributions to the Company and his continued partnership. We look forward to working with him in his new role as a Senior Advisor.”

Eric will be based in Chase’s headquarters in Westwood, MA.

About Chase Corporation

Chase Corporation, a global specialty chemicals company that was founded in 1946, is a leading manufacturer of protective materials for high-reliability applications throughout the world. More information can be found on our website