A project manager at a used ChemVM to quickly find a chemical supplier that had specific solids flammability handling capabilities for a project that was on a tight deadline. The project manager had been searching for weeks using other methods but could not find a solution. In a few days, he had a match on ChemVM.
ChemVM cofounders Michael Van Marle and Erik Viens sat down with Chemical Week senior editor Vincent Valk to discuss the company's chemical services matching tool, its anticipated value for the industry, and the benefits of digital transformation to chemical buyers as well as toll, custom and private label manufacturing services.
We were thrilled to have our first engineering intern start with ChemVM this spring. I asked Sean to take a few minutes to introduce himself, what drew him to engineering and what he's contributing at ChemVM.
RG: Tell us a little about yourself - where are you from, where do you go to school and why you took the year off with COVID?
SS: My name is Sean Scadden, and I am currently an intern at ChemVM. I am originally from Oregon but have recently moved to Utah. I will be starting my senior year at Stevens Institute of Technology. I would have been graduating this May of 2021; however, I took the year off. I decided that instead of earning an online degree I would use this year to further develop and learn more skills by interning at ChemVM. To me, this plan made the most sense as I have learned far more about the chemical engineering industry and business side than I would have in Zoom classes.