John Hussa is the President of Viance LLC. Previously, Mr. Hussa served in various President and Managing Director roles within the metal & chemical industries throughout Europe and the US, including 12 years with aluminum company Alcoa. His most recent assignments were as Managing Director of Sachtleben Chemie in Germany after Huntsman acquired the company in October 2014 from Rockwood. He served as Integration Lead for Huntsman’s Color Pigments businesses (now under Venator Corp), also acquired from Rockwood, until joining Viance in December 2016. Prior to his manufacturing career, Mr. Hussa served as a US Foreign Service Officer in Belgium and Germany.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Moyes was appointed CFO of Viance in January 2007 and is responsible for Finance, Human Resources and IT. Prior to joining Viance, Jonathan was the CFO of Chemical Specialties Inc. from August 1993; Group Management Accountant of Laporte plc., from October 1988 through July 1993. Prior to joining Laporte, he had various Accounting and Treasury roles with Asda plc and Coopers Animal Health Ltd.
Mr. Moyes has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and is a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts.
DR. KEVIN ARCHER, PhD
Director of Research & Development
Kevin Archer has worked for CSI/Viance, LLC. since 1988, and was appointed Director of Research and Development in February 2013, responsible for Research Technology and Quality Control. Kevin worked as the Director of Development within Viance from 2007 to 2013. Prior to joining Viance, he was a R&D Scientist at Chemical Specialties Inc. from 1988 to 1998, and worked as a Wood Preservation Mycologist for the New Zealand Forest Research Institute from 1986 to 1988.
Dr. Archer has a Bachelor of Science in Botany, Master of Science in Microbiology, and PhD in Forestry.
Director of Marketing
Edie Kello is the Director of Marketing for Viance, LLC. Most recently, she served as President of Kello Creative from 2016 until 2018. From 2008 until 2016, Edie held three roles for Fiber Composites (Fiberon) as director of marketing communications and director of marketing, after starting as senior product marketing manager in 2008. Prior to Fiberon, she served as marketing manager for US GreenFiber from 1999 until 2008.
Edie earned her MBA from Pfeiffer University, her Bachelor of Creative Arts degree from UNC-Charlotte, and a certificate from the Harvard Business School Alumni Management Development Program.
North American Sales Director
Brian Delbrueck has worked for CSI/Viance, LLC. since 1989, and was appointed to North American Sales Director in 2017. Brian served as the Western and Canadian Region Manager for Viance, LLC, and for Chemical Specialties Inc., from 1989 to 2007. Brian also served as Western Region Sales and Technical Representative for Rentokil, Inc. from 1987 to 1989.
Mr. Delbrueck has a Bachelor of Science, Forest Management, from the University of Idaho.
Dir. of Engineering & Technical Services
Steve Furr has worked for CSI/Viance, LLC. since 1988, and was appointed Director of Engineering and Technical Services in 2012. Steve began his career with Chemical Specialties in 1988 as an engineering assistant while still in college, and became a full-time engineer after graduation in 1990. He worked in various positions including Plant Engineer, Plant Maintenance, Wood Treatment Engineer (working as a CSI engineer for WoodTec), and was promoted in 2012 to Engineering Manager in order to focus customer treating facilities.
Mr. Furr has a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.