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Management Team


Steel Hutchinson – President    


David Baust – General Manager


David Baust is the General Manager of GFS Chemicals Organic Specialties Division. David has been with GFS for over 19 years and has held various positions within the company including Director of Organic Operations, Director of Corporate Sales and General Manager.  He is a member of the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry. He graduated from Wittenberg University with a degree in analytical chemistry.


Krista Goebel - Corporate Sales

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Krista has been with GFS for 6 years. .As the organic sales liaison for start-up projects, Krista brings your team together with ours to develop the project plan and scope. She came to us with a BA in psychology which she says helps her every day in working with customers and a vast background of sales in several areas. She didn’t have one lick of chemistry background but she tells us this has been the best and quickest way to learn organic chemistry by seeing it in action!”


Dan Ewald - Quality Control


Dan is theR&D / Quality Assurance Chemist at GFS Chemicals. Previously Dan was Quality Assurance Chemist at Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. and Analytical Chemist at Data Analysis Technologies, Inc. Dan is a chemistry graduate from The Ohio State University.


Steve Eckert - Production Operations Manager

Steve Eckert is the GFS Organic Operation Manager. He is responsible for the production operation. Steve has a degree in mathematics and education from Ohio University. Steve has been with GFS for over twelve years.


Dr. Lee Cherney - Research and Development Director


Dr. Cherney is responsible for R&D projects at GFS. He has a degree in Organic Chemistry from Brown University and a Master of Science and PhD from The Ohio State University.  He has been with GFS for over eleven years.