Tyler Ellison – CEO
Tyler joined Tedia as CEO in 2022. He has over 16 years of experience in the chemical solvent space and is a seasoned executive who has led companies in logistics, manufacturing, and technology. Prior to Tedia, Tyler was Founder & CEO of ChemDirect, Inc., the first mover B2B marketplace in the $5T chemical industry, offering a “point, click, and buy” shopping experience with industry-leading fulfillment times. He previously served as CEO of Nova Molecular Technologies, a specialty chemical manufacturer, CEO of Freightquote, Group President at Greatwide Logistics, and President at Conway Multimodal (now XPO). Tyler has worked extensively with private equity firms in areas of strategy, operations, and diligence efforts. He received his B.A. History from Augsburg College and his M.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, Juris Doctorate, Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Hoon Choi – President
Hoon Choi joined Tedia in 1990 as General Manager and has been with Tedia for over 30 years. He became President in 2006. Hoon is a Board member and he leads the Executive Committee.
Rozy Park – Vice President, Organizational Excellence
Rozy joined Tedia in 2003. Rozy oversees IT, EHS, and HR, with additional emphasis on Tedia’s company culture. She also oversees legal issue review and sits on the Executive Committee.
Jake Miles – Senior Vice President
Jake Miles joined Tedia as Product Manager in 2015. Over his 8 years with Tedia he’s taken increased responsibilities across many departments culminating in his current position as Senior Vice President. Jake has over 20 years experience in operations with a focus in quality and technical applications. This includes work in Chemical Manufacturing in ISO 9001 and cGMP environments. Jake has also lead many large projects and cultural changes to help drive businesses forward.
Jake received a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Morehead State University.
Kim Floyd – Vice President of HR & Culture
Kim joined Tedia in 2016 with 20 years of Human Resources leadership focused on designing and delivering strategic direction for the HR function that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. She serves as a key link between management and the employee workforce. Her focus is always about improvement and how to make things better. Kim looks at raising the bar and taking people and processes to the next level.
She has an MBA from University of Cincinnati as well as her bachelor’s in business administration.
James Taylor – Vice President of Finance
James joined Tedia in May 2023 as Vice President, Finance and key responsibilities include operational and financial strategy, accounting and control, financial planning and analysis, governance and risk management.
James arrives at Tedia with extensive public accounting and manufacturing experience working in publicly traded entities. James has demonstrated a track record of building high performing finance teams that support both organic and inorganic growth ambitions.
James graduated from Northumbria law school, UK and with a passion for numbers, started his career at BDO in 2008 working in Business Advisory. James is a qualified accounted, obtaining the ACCA certification from Kaplan Financial. James worked for Luxfer (NYSE: LXFR) for 10+ years in a range of roles spreading corporate and business units in both finance and supply chain. Most recently, James worked as Finance Director at Luxfer, navigating the global pandemic and the consequential supply chain, labor and inflation pressures.
Bob Rickard – Director, Plant Manufacturing
Bob brings to Tedia decades of experience in Operations Management and Continuous Improvement. This includes over 30 years of manufacturing expertise with a focus on utilizing Lean and 6 Sigma, as well as experience in ISO industries such as medical device and chemical.
Bob has an MBA from Mississippi State University, a BS in Accounting from Miami University of Ohio, and a Lean Manufacturing certification from the University of Kentucky.
Scott Marriott – Director of Commercial Operations
Scott joined Tedia in September of 2023. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the Life Science industry, scaling up from the laboratory to managing and leading many commercial sales teams and chemical portfolios during his career. Scott has a proven track record of building successful individuals, teams, executing strategic initiatives, while developing strong customer partnerships and experiences. He received his B.S. in Biology from Ohio University