Our Team

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Ed Richman, Ph.D - President

In 1988, Ed started Richman Chemical, based on a unique business model using independent outsourcing to bring value to both emerging and established pharmaceutical and chemical companies. Ed started his career in synthetic fibers R&D with Celanese and Rohm & Haas, and worked at National Starch & Chemical for ten years, eventually serving as Director, Chemical Business. He completed his undergraduate work at Brown University and earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Chicago for molecular beam experiments.


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Christopher Kulp - Executive Vice President

Chris has been with Richman Chemical since 1997.  Along with his years of experience in development and manufacturing within the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, Chris has four U.S. patents and two European patents to his credit.  He has contributed to successful commercialization efforts in the areas of natural and synthetic polymers, organometallics, and pharmaceuticals. Chris earned his M.S. in Polymer Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology after completing his undergraduate work in Chemistry at the University of Delaware. Additionally, he holds an MBA in Finance from the Fox School of Business at Temple University.


Keith Crumley - Manager, Product Sourcing

Keith has been with Richman Chemical since 1999.  In his role as Manager, Product Sourcing, Keith combines his expertise in material sourcing, product management, account management and logistical planning. Keith holds a B.S. from Penn State University in Chemical Education.


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Brian Watson - Manager, Toll Manufacturing Services

Brian has specialized in handling toll manufacturing projects since joining Richman Chemical in 2001, further serving as a manager for this business area since 2008.  His prior experience includes his work as production manager at a silanes/silicones manufacturing facility. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Philadelphia University.


Joseph Slavin - Senior Project Manager, Custom Services

Joe joined Richman Chemical in 2011 as a project manager within the custom manufacturing division. Prior to joining Richman Chemical, he worked in the public sector as an analytical chemist and program scientist.  In addition, he has worked in FDA-regulated facilities and has experience with early stage drug development.   Joe holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Villanova University and an MBA in Economics from LeBow School of Business at Drexel University.


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Scott Heston - Project Manager, Custom Manufacturing

Scott Heston comes to Richman Chemical from a military electronics R&D firm located in Philadelphia where he headed an analytical lab focusing on both analytical services and R&D chemistries for public and military sectors.  Further, he possesses experience in organic, inorganic and polymer synthesis and characterization via previous employment at companies such as Johnson Matthey and S&S Chemical.  In all, his experience with organic, electronics, and catalyst chemistries will provide expanded expertise for RCI. 


Brendan McNally - Marketing Manager

Brendan came on as Richman Chemical's marketing manager in early 2016.  Before joining RCI, he coordinated marketing efforts for a small chain of animal hospitals, where he executed marketing plans and facilitated the opening of a new, satellite office.  Previously, Brendan served in various marketing and business capacities over parts of 17 years at Acme Markets of Philadelphia- most recently as assistant store director for the prominent supermarket chain. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.


Jaime Nouri - Logistics & Staff Support