Surendra Jain, Chairman and Founder
Surendra Jain was born in Amritsar, north India in a textile family. After earning a chemistry degree with Honors from University of Bombay he enrolled at Philadelphia College of Textiles in 1961. On graduation he joined Charles S. Tanner Company based in Providence, RI and Greenville, SC in 1964. Charles S. Tanner, a family owned enterprise in the business of manufacturing textile auxiliaries and emulsion polymers, was acquired by Ciba Geigy in 1974. In 1977 Surendra formed Jain Chem as a sales and marketing organization. In 1978, along with a partner, he entered into the manufacture of adhesives and coatings under the name of The Reynolds Company, marketing products to the textile, packaging, disposable nonwovens, and fiberglass industries. In 1999 Surendra sold his interest in the Reynolds Company, while retaining Jain Chem as a research and sales organization. In 2002 along with two other partners Surendra entered into the manufacture of specialty chemicals in a facility previously owned by B.F.Goodrich Company. In 2011 Jain Chem acquired Ulterion International based in Georgia.