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Category: ZNO News

Ed Smith, Zochem’s Vice President to Retire

When you enjoy what you are doing, as much as Ed Smith has, it’s tough to make a last curtain call. After a long illustrious career, Ed has decided to enter his next phase of life by announcing that he will retire as Zochem vice president, effective December 31, 2022. Ed has worked for over […]


Zochem Picnic Recognizes Employee Excellence

Zochem’s “Dream Team” name isn’t just a tag, it’s part of our way to recognize and support the excellence of our employees. One of the ways we do that is host events for employees and their families. On Oct. 29, Zochem hosted one such event, an employee picnic in recognition of 8 years without a […]


Mohit Sharma to present at International Zinc Assn Recycling Conference

Zochem president, Mohit Sharma, is looking forward to presenting at the 1st ever International Zinc Association (IZA) Recycling Conference, along with the Annual Roundtable in Nashville, TN on Nov 15-18, 2022. Mo said, “It’s an honor and pleasure to be speaking on recycling within the Zinc Oxide industry. Recycling is an integral part of sustainability […]


New Zochem Southeast Regional Sales Manager.

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Zochem sales team, Rachael Carter. She will be responsible for the southeast US territory, which includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina. So if you’re in one of those states, you’ll probably be in touch with Rachael […]


Meet Bob Keys, our head of Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Bob Keys joined the Zochem Dream Team in February of 2022 after working for Purity Zinc and U.S. Zinc for the past 8 years.  Along with his process engineering duties, he is also responsible for Zochem South’s Health, Safety, & Environmental compliance efforts. (Previously managed by John Stourac, who recently retired.) That includes maintaining the […]


Zochem North earns ARPM Gold Achievement Safety Award

For a fifth consecutive year, Zochem ULC (North) has earned an important safety award from the  Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM). The AEOM Gold Achievement Safety Award for 2022 was in recognition, not only of the facility’s flawless safety record but in its highly dedicated safety program. Every team member in the facility actively […]


Zochem tee’s off in support of families living in need.

Always ready to help with a good cause, Zochem was a sponsor of a golf tournament to support “Teeing off for a Miracle,” a fundraiser for the Tiger Jeet Singh Foundation (TJSF) in the Greater Toronto Area.  Zochem attendees were (pictured) Plant Manager Shahram Mehdian and Maintenance Supervisor Juvenal Wachira. Proceeds from the golf tournament […]


Zochem teams up with the Promise Land Historic Site to prep for charity event.

Zochem team members are always ready to dive in to help a good cause. In advance of a music festival held at the Promise Land Historic Site (Charlotte, TN) Zochem employees painted outdoor facilities and did other general maintenance. Zochem was  the title sponsor of their annual Music and Arts festival. Sy Smith headlined the 2022 […]


Zinc Found to Play an Important Role in Lung Fibrosis

Cedars-Sinai Research Shows Targeting a Newly Identified Molecular Pathway With a Common Mineral Could Help Reverse Lung Damage in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients Investigators from the Women’s Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai have discovered that zinc, a common mineral, may reverse lung damage and improve survival for patients with a deadly age-related condition known as idiopathic pulmonary […]


New book follows an inquisitive child who learns about an important chemical.

Most adults take for granted the products they use every day. Whether it grows on a farm, is created in a factory, or exists in the natural world, availability and accessibility surpass explanation and need to know. Inquisitive children, however, want to understand more. Learn alongside your child as the relatable character Zochy takes you […]


A welcoming and inclusive “Dream Team” at Zochem

Did you know that Zochem’s Dream Team is comprised of a knowledgeable and welcoming group of just under 100 staff, representing 19 different countries of origin? This beautiful array of cultural backgrounds and understanding creates a warm and rewarding place to work with a tremendous knowledge base from a global perspective. The Zochem Dream Team has […]


Rubber News Interview: Zochem sets sights on sustainable future with 4th furnace at Tenn. facility.

Mohit Sharma, Zochem president, was interviewed by Rubber News to outline the company’s plans for expansion using sustainable technology. With the Tennessee capacity expansion, Zochem will look to add different, more sustainable grades of zinc oxide and zinc sulfate to its portfolio, particularly in the agriculture space, where different forms of both compounds are used […]