Our Team


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.


Christopher Kulp - Chief Commercial Officer

Chris has been with Richman Chemical since 1998.  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.


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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Rich Jasinski - Project Manager, Custom Manufacturing

Rich rejoined Richman Chemical in January of 2019 as a project manager within the custom manufacturing division. He has a working familiarity with the company after previously serving as an intern from 2013 to 2015 while attending Ursinus College majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Spanish. After receiving his degrees in 2015, Rich began his post college career at West Pharmaceutical Services working within the formulation and development group testing and developing West propietary polymers. In January of 2017, he transferred into a new role with responsibility for post-processing related activities such as vision quality inspection, fill-finish support, and elastomer washing enhancement processes. Having worked at RCI in the past, Rich is excited to reconnect with the team and bring another pair of hands to support the custom manufacturing side of the business.


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. He holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.


Jaime Nouri - Logistics & Staff Support