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Advanced Chemical Co. - Warwick, RI

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Advanced Chemical Appoints Steve Smith as East Coast Account Executive

Press release date: May 02, 2014

(Warwick, RI) Advanced Chemical is pleased to welcome Steve Smith to its full service precious metals refinery. As Account Executive for the East Coast, Smith will represent Advanced Chemical, as it serves plating companies, jewelry manufacturers, dental laboratories, electroplating manufacturing operations, and other industries dealing with refined precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and rhodium.

“We are extremely pleased to add Steve to our team,” states Director of Sales and Marketing, John Antonacci. “Steve’s sales and customer service experience made him a natural fit for this position and we anticipate he will be extremely successful.

Before joining Advanced Chemical, Smith served as Sales Manager for the UniFirst Corporation where he led the sales team and grew the uniform and facility services rental programs through B2B sales. Prior to his managerial position, Smith earned success as the company’s Sales Representative—receiving several awards including Employee of the Year and Top Sales Representative.

“My true passion is sales,” explains Smith, who also handled sales at North American Auto Equipment. “Working with Advanced Chemical is a great opportunity. It’s a wonderful family-oriented business and I’d like to extend this feeling of family by taking care of existing customers and getting to know them on a first-name basis.”

Smith’s goals over the next few months include expanding Advanced Chemical’s customer base as well as working with existing clients and helping them to grow their business.

About Advanced Chemical
Advanced Chemical is a family owned and operated full service precious metals refinery headquartered in Warwick, Rhode Island. They refine gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium in its 25,000 square foot, state-of-the-art and environmentally safe refinery and handle most hazardous and non-hazardous precious metal bearing material from a wide array of industries. Advanced Chemical is a leading manufacturer of proprietary precious metal electroplating chemistries and other specialty chemistries and has laboratory services which include assaying, element identification and product support. For more information, visit