Alan Rogers has served as the Plant Manager at the Kuehne Chemical Company in New Castle, DE since April 2008. Alan graduated from Alfred University in Alfred, NY with a BS in Ceramic Engineering in 1985. Alan has been in production management in the glass and chemical industries for over 30 years. During this career he has produced glass bottles, fiberglass, automotive flat glass, and sodium silicate. Alan is currently a Board Member of the DSCC’s Delaware Manufacturing Association, President of the Chemical Industry Council of Delaware (CICD) and is an active member of the Delaware Energy Users Group (DEUG). During his spare time he enjoys working as a Referee for USA Swimming and serves as Financial Secretary for a local council of the Knights of Columbus.
Eric Smith, the recently hired Corporate Electrical Engineer, is a 2010 graduate from Rowan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. After graduation Eric worked at the US Naval Observatory. There Eric was in the Time Services department working with a team that were in charge of the US Master Clock. The US Master clock is a system of atomic clocks keeping universal coordinated time (UTC) that all of the nations of the world utilize. Most recently, Eric worked at Inductotherm where he designed custom rectifier-inverter power supplies ranging in size from 15kW to 8MW for the purpose of melting metals.
Since graduation Eric continues his professional growth and development. He recently obtained his Engineering in Training license and is on his way to obtaining his Professional Engineers License.
Eric currently resides West Chester PA with his cat Wolfgang. He loves woodworking, golfing, reading, brewing homemade beer, and attempting to learn how to cook, make homemade soap and cheese.