Meet Our Team

Tom Galvanek, CSAM
Tom Galvanek, CSAM
Tom Galvanek, CSAM

President

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Tom Galvanek, CSAM
Tom has over 30 years of international experience in the chemicals, plastics, medical products, biotechnolog, packaging and other related industries. He has held positions in sales and marketing, business development, and research and development in these industries and has also held top management positions including Senior Vice President and President in global management consulting firms serving these businesses. Tom has provided professional services to nearly every major company in these industries and has successfully filled critical positions in senior management, business development, six sigma, manufacturing, research & development, plant management, operations management, process engineering, project engineering, sales & sales management, marketing, human resources and other positions. With both BS and MS degrees in chemistry, Tom worked as a scientist and business manager before becoming a professional recruiter. He knows first-hand the technologies and challenges presented by each different job function and excels at understanding the needs of the organization and matching those needs with the capabilities and experience of the best talent. Candidates and clients value his ability to listen carefully, understand, and guarantee that every engagement results in a successful match. Tom takes pride in the high level of professionalism and service everyone on his team provides. “Our standard is to always provide a level of service that pleasantly surprises both our clients and candidates. They deserve nothing less.” Tom is President and Owner of The Chatham Group. His special area of focus is placing impact players with technical backgrounds in key positions throughout North America in the chemicals, plastics, medical products, biotechnology and related industries.
Alden Galvanek, CSAM
Alden Galvanek, CSAM
Alden Galvanek, CSAM

Vice President - Operations

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Alden Galvanek, CSAM
As Vice President of Operations, Alden is responsible for training new employees, handing all human resources related functions, supporting all internal business systems, maintaining positive company growth and working with vendors on marketing campaigns and managing specific recruiting plans to support client needs. He joined The Chatham Group in 2004, and has been involved in the successful placement of candidates in the chemical, plastics, packaging, medical products and biotechnology industries. Alden believes in hard work and finds a specific joy in assisting candidates locate their next career opportunity. If you have questions about how The Chatham Group can help you, please contact Alden with any questions you may have regarding our industries of focus.
Paxton Galvanek, CSAM
Paxton Galvanek, CSAM
Paxton Galvanek, CSAM

Director of Business Development - Video Game Industry

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Paxton Galvanek, CSAM
Paxton brings over 15 years of sales and marketing experience to the Chatham Group. Paxton truly enjoys working with clients/customers and he has an extensive background in management, sales, marketing and client relations. Paxton has a great strategic and creative vision whenever he takes on a client and/or project. He has aided in the growth and success of several national and international companies/markets/products. Paxton has also owned and managed 3 companies, Galvanek & Wahl Advertising Agency a full service marketing and advertising firm, Strafe Gaming Lounge which is an interactive and entertainment video gaming entertainment location and Laugh & Laugh which is an inflatable rental company. Paxton holds degrees in Information Technology and Psychology from Rutgers University and currently lives in the Raleigh, NC area with his 2 children Trevor and Kacin.
Frank Fadil
Frank Fadil
Frank Fadil

National Recruiter - Chemicals

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Frank Fadil
Frank brings to The Chatham Group 30 years of experience in the global petrochemicals, chemicals, plastics, medical devices and pharmaceuticals industries. He is now channeling his proven entrepreneurial, consulting and general management acumen to assist organizations in finding and developing the best talent. Earlier in his career, Frank held the position of Global Business Development Director/QA Manager for medium size generic pharmaceuticals and medical diagnostic companies. His experience also includes twenty years in management, and industrial consulting with several major industrial management-consulting firms. This included fourteen years in technical management and quality assurance positions at a major pharmaceutical company. He holds both BS and MS Degrees in Chemistry and completed advanced studies in Physical Chemistry. At The Chatham Group, Frank remains focused on working with clients in the chemicals and related science-based industries to confidentially identify the most talented individuals and successfully bring them on board. He enjoys the challenge of his mission, and the opportunity to make new contacts at both senior and middle level management positions through networking.
Bob Grashoff
Bob Grashoff
Bob Grashoff

Sr. Recruiter - Specialty and Industrial Gases

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Bob Grashoff
Bob works as a Recruiter, with responsibility for the Industrial Gas Division of our practice. Bob brings to The Chatham Group over 30 years of experience in the industrial gas industry. He spent his entire career at Air Products and Chemicals where he worked in sales, sales management, general management and mergers and acquisitions. During that time he traveled over two million air miles and has done business in twelve different countries. Bob has an MBA from the College of William and Mary and an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.
Caroline Sangal
Caroline Sangal
Caroline Sangal

Account Executive - Polymers & Chemicals

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Caroline Sangal
Caroline is an Account Executive with The Chatham Group, holds a PhD in Polymer Science and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Akron and brings over 10 years of industrial experience in Product Development, R&D and Technical Service. She understands the technologies, markets and applications which is essential in finding the key talent needed in the most demanding careers. Best yet, she is easy to talk with and her enthusiasm and strong desire to help others advance in their careers makes her a great recruiting partner. At The Chatham Group, Caroline focuses on placing both technical and commercial talent in her key industries of experience in adhesives, rubber, thermoplastic elastomers, and polymer synthesis.
Michael J. Mueller
Michael J. Mueller
Michael J. Mueller

Director of Supply Chain & Operational Excellence

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Michael J. Mueller
Mike brings over 30 years of multinational Operations, Supply Chain, Technical & Quality leadership within the specialty chemicals, coatings, ceramics and materials industries. Having held positions of Managing Director, VP & President has enabled Mike to effect meaningful and lasting impact in these enterprises. Within these roles, Mike has led multiple businesses, supply chains and operations through change and challenges, deploying the many tools of 6 sigma, lean, Kaizan, 5S, continuous improvement and Operational Excellence within multiple ERP environments to improve performance across many segments and venues. Having key leadership responsibilities and achievements in start-ups, small, medium & large business, both private and public provides Mike with solid insights into differing organizational dynamics, cultures and operating philosophies. This unique set of skills enables him to enhance the Client-Candidate matching experience in an expedient and efficient manner fostering success for all parties. Realizing that the successful match extends well beyond the quantitative skills of the candidate, Mike is keenly aware of those attributes contributing to overall positive achievement and is adept at finding not only the best technical match, but also the best cultural match for our clients.
Nicole Tipton
Nicole Tipton
Nicole Tipton

Recruiter- Chemicals

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Nicole Tipton
Nicole joined The Chatham Group in February 2017 as a Recruiter focusing on the Chemicals Industries. After working in the customer service industry for over five years and having earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, she finds great satisfaction in helping people build their careers. Nicole is highly motivated and team oriented, and among her strengths are the ability to listen, honesty, and a love of people.
Evan Charles
Evan Charles
Evan Charles

Sr. Internet Scientist

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Evan Charles
Evan joins the team as the Sr. Internet Scientist. Six years of industry experience in executing and developing HPLC-MS /MSMS analytical methods within a cGMP/GLP laboratory (21 CFR Part 11) for downstream pharmaceutical analysis. Track record shows consistent drive to achieve in challenging environments. Excels in the analysis of complex results, troubleshooting, instrument maintenance, critical thinking and computer interfacing. Evan currently works with the specialty gas recruiting team to screen, test, and qualify applicants through the use of The Chatham Group’s qualifying interviewing techniques.
Jana Caudull
Jana Caudull
Jana Caudull

Internet Researcher/Recruiter

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Jana Caudill
Jana joined The Chatham Group in February 2016 as an Internet Researcher. She is passionate about finding and matching the perfect person to their perfect job. Jana views every day as a new opportunity to impact people’s lives and does her best to be a light to brighten their day. As the Internet Researcher for all of our departments, she wears many hats. She enjoys video games, photography, cars, and reading. She lives in the Raleigh, NC area with her two children MaeMoo and Toaster.