Our staff has years of experience in chemical distribution and a strong dedication to serving the needs of our customers. More than half of our employees have been with the company for over 5 years — one third of our staff has been with Producers Chemical Company for more than 20 years!
Jeff Szklarek President
Jeff Szklarek is the new President and owner of Producers Chemical Company as of 2021. Prior to joining Producers Chemical, Jeff worked as a Senior Accountant for Zimmer, Inc. a global manufacturer of orthopedic products based in Warsaw, IN. Jeff has also worked in accounting roles for Cardinal Health Corporation and Deloitte & Touche, LLC — both in Chicago. Jeff graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor of science degree in Accountancy. He also holds a master's degree in Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Public Accountant. Jeff resides with his family in Batavia, Il.
Roger T. Harris Chairman Emeritus
Roger Harris is the past president and owner of Producers Chemical Company. Prior to moving to Illinois, he worked for the State of Missouri as Director of Taxation. He holds a business degree with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant. He currently serves on the boards of Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees, St. Charles Bank and Trust and Northwestern Memorial Healthcare. He is the past chairman of NACD and very active in NACD activities. Roger is the past Chairman and Board member of the Delnor Community Health System and Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Ill. and an active member and past president of the Geneva Lions Club. Roger and his wife Jane have two children and five grandchildren.
Brian Shannon V.P. Sales
Prior to his role as vice president, sales, Brian was sales manager for the company. As vice president, Brian has responsibility for managing and directing all sales activity for the company. He is a graduate of Elmhurst College and lives with his family in Batavia, Il.
Dave Sweigert V.P. Purchasing
David Sweigert began his career with Producers Chemical in 1990 working in the warehouse and driving, became warehouse manager, then operations manager before being promoted to vice president, operations. As Producers Chemical Company has grown, David’s responsibilities have changed now to focus on management of purchasing; supporting the needs of our customers and sales staff. David is a graduate of North Central College and resides in South Carolina with his family.
Brenda Wilkinson Customer Service Manager
Brenda Wilkinson began her career with Producers Chemical in 1995 as a customer service representative for 8 years before moving with her family to Florida. Brenda returned to working for Producers Chemical in 2012 after her family moved back to Illinois and since has been promoted to Customer Service Manager. Brenda graduated Eastern University with a bachelor degree in Administrative Office Management. Brenda currently resides in Sycamore, IL with her family.
Sebastian Mroczkowski Director of Operations
Sebastian Mroczkowski began his career with Producers Chemical in 1996 as a warehouse/truck driver, and later became assistant warehouse manager prior to his promotion as Operations Manager and now Director of Operations. As Director of Operations, Sebastian is responsible for management of the warehouse, asset and logistics managers, regulatory compliance, human resources, and IT. Sebastian graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors from DeVry University with a bachelor degree in Computer Information Systems and a MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. Sebastian currently resides in Sugar Grove, Il with his family.
Lucas Hogate Accounting Manager
Lucas Hogate began his career with Producers Chemical working in the warehouse as a Junior in high school. He worked there through the end of college, working during the summers and breaks. Lucas attended the University of Iowa where he received a BBA in Finance. After college, he spent two years at Plymouth Tube Company in an accounting role. In 2016, he returned to Producers and now serves as the Accounting Manager.
Erik Olson Sales Manager
Prior to joining Producers Chemical, Erik worked 18 years as a Sales Manager for The Chidley & Peto Company, a regional specialty chemical distributor. Erik has worked in chemical distribution field as a sales representative or sales manager for over 22 years. Erik is a former past President of Chicago Paint & Coatings Association and currently serves on the board as a Director. He holds a bachelor of science from Governors State University and a MBA from Olivet Nazarene University. He currently resides in Valparaiso, IN with his family.
Stan Mroczkowski Warehouse Manager
Stan Mroczkowski began his career with Producers Chemical in 1986 as a warehouse worker. Within a couple of years he moved into the truck driver position and further learned about business and our customers. Few years after that Stan became our Assistant Warehouse Manager and eventually taking on the responsibility of Warehouse Manager. Stan currently resides in Sugar Grove, IL with his family.
Troy BrownAssistant Warehouse Manager
Troy Brown began his career at Producers Chemical in 2015 working in the warehouse. In 2019 Troy was promoted to Assistant Warehouse Manager. As Assistant Warehouse Manager Troy has received multiple certificates from the Valley Industrial Association. Troy has 20 years of experience in the distribution field, including 10 years in a supervisory role. Troy attended Waubonsee Community College with a major in Criminal Justice. Troy currently resides in Leland, IL with his two young boys, Tyler and Tanner, and his wife, Melissa.