Peter Shoemaker Appointed Kolene Corporation Vice President of Purchasing

Feb 12, 2016, 12:00 ET from Kolene Corporation

DETROIT, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kolene Corporation President, Scott Schilling, announced the promotion of Peter L. Shoemaker to Vice President of Purchasing for the corporation effective immediately. Mr. Shoemaker will lead the chemical purchasing and order fulfillment department for Kolene.

"Through Peter's efforts in developing strong supplier relationships, Kolene has continually benefited from best in class raw materials for our traditional chemistries," said Schilling. "He has trusted relationships at many levels within our supplier and service partners.  I am confident in his new role he will continue to leverage Kolene's buying power and assist in maximizing company profits long term."

"Being part of a very dynamic chemical industry, strategic supply partners have always been a vital component to Kolene's business," Shoemaker stated. "I'm honored to be a 4th generation officer within the organization and will continue working hard to strengthen our supply chain, as we further develop new products and markets. It is my goal that Kolene remains a viable company to our customers and vendors alike."

Shoemaker, 36, holds a BA and an MBA from Central Michigan University. He joined Kolene in 2003 and is the great-grandson of Kolene's founder, John H. Shoemaker, and the son of Roger L. Shoemaker, the company's current CEO and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Shoemaker and his wife Amy have two children and reside in Northville, Michigan.

Founded in 1939, Detroit-based Kolene Corporation provides custom-designed and engineered equipment, specialized chemical formulations, and processes for cleaning and conditioning metal surfaces.  Kolene's products are used worldwide for casting cleaning, alloy descaling, coatings removal, engine rebuild and other demanding industrial and military applications. For more information visit

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