VanDeMark Chemical, a global producer of life science chemistries and a portfolio company of SK Capital, has added Jim Elliott as chief executive officer.

Elliott most recently served as the vice president and general manager of the performance materials business at Vertellus, an Indianapolis-based global chemical business. Previously, he spent seven years at Dow Silicones where he held several global strategic marketing roles.

“This is an exciting time for the company as we continue to build upon VanDeMark’s strong foundation, expand product and service offerings, and drive growth in the life science markets,” says Randy Dearth, senior director at SK Capital. “Jim’s proven track record and more than 20 years of chemical industry experience make him an excellent leader for the company.”