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Mike Guggenheimer promoted to CEO at RSC Chemical Solutions

25 November 2014

By Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Journal

RSC Chemical Solutions of Indian Trail will have a new leader with the new year.

Mike Guggenheimer, currently senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, will take over as president and CEO on Jan. 1. He replaces John Huber, who has led the company for the last 14 years, RSC announced in a press release this morning.

RSC, formerly known as Radiator Specialty Co., says Huber will become a "special consultant to the CEO and board" to ensure a smooth transition in leadership.

Alan Blumenthal, chairman of the RSC board, credits Guggenheimer with helping grow a sister company of RSC that markets "green" products.

"Mike's experience and commitment to creating value for users and serving customer partners will help ensure that RSC continues to be a leading house of brands that are sought by name and recognized as category leaders," Blumenthal says in the news release.

Guggenheimer joined the company in 2008 and worked to reorganize its brands while emphasizing research into how professionals and consumers use its products.

Before coming to RSC, Guggenheimer was an operating partner with Blackstreet Capital, a turnaround-focused equity fund. He also spent 11 years at Milliken & Co. He graduated from Davidson College and holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

RSC makes 300 products under the brand names that include Gunk and Liquid Wrench. Most of the company's products are made at RSC's 400,000-square-foot plant in Indian Trail.

The company, which was built by the Blumenthal family of Charlotte, has about 250 employees at the plant.

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