About Us

ZaclonWho is Zaclon?

Zaclon is a chemical manufacturing distribution company located in Cleveland, Ohio. So much of who we are as a company is summarized in our value statement, “Providing chemical solutions - yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

Specialty Chemical Manufacturer

Zaclon is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals with wide applications and world-wide sales. We are the largest producer/seller of galvanizing fluxes in the world.

We offer standard products and custom formulations, manufactured with a commitment to total quality management.

Strategically located in Cleveland, Ohio, we are within minutes of several major interstate highways. We have railroad access and loading facilities for rail shipment. Our delivery capabilities also include barge service.

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Zaclon: Your Strategic Partner

In today's demanding marketplace, you need a partner. You need support from a company that understands your needs - a company that can help you to reach your goals.

When you partner with Zaclon your resources are extended in various ways:

First, you gain access to our R&D capabilities. These capabilities lead to innovative solutions for your chemical needs.

Second, you partner with a company in which every employee is pledged to our service policy. This assures that every detail of your order from development to manufacturing and extending through delivery will be managed with your complete satisfaction as our goal.

Third, you acquire flexible logistics and manufacturing capacities to deliver the correct formulation for your particular needs. Zaclon also partners with an extensive team of quality chemical distributors.

Zaclon: Our Future

The world is changing. Business is changing. Zaclon is changing also to meet the growing needs of industries worldwide. We are committed to continuing research which leads to innovative chemical solutions for industry and the environment.

As we continue to grow, we remain loyal to our pledge towards complete customer satisfaction. Our sales representatives are not driven by just "closing the sale". Each representative is your personal field technician who has a wealth of expertise and application knowledge. Their knowledge helps you to better analyze and then maximize your market opportunities.

Quality and service will continue to be our driving force as we explore new markets. If you believe that you have a viable joint venture opportunity, please contact us.

Zaclon: Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to grow our company not only economically, but also in capabilities and contributions to our customers and the community.

We will do this by building and maintaining a positive environment of teamwork and openness, not only within Zaclon, but also with our many customers, supplier, business, and community partners. We will foster an atmosphere of change, innovation, friendliness, helpfulness, and support.

By doing this, we will secure our economic future, pride in our work, and greatness in our lives.

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Meet Our Team

Joe Turgeon

Founder & Chairman

I am proud of the Team of people we have put together here at Zaclon. We have a "can do" attitude when it comes to helping customers overcome barriers and providing them with the highest quality products at competitive prices.

Zaclon Owners

Founders and Chairmen


Jim Krimmel

Founder & Chairman

My greatest joy comes from getting products to my customers on time, and at a competitive price, while making it all look easy. Anyone involved with manufacturing knows that it really is not that easy. Considering Zaclon's wide range of product offerings, very often it is necessary to shift production schedules, alter working hours, and scurry for special raw materials to meet my customers' needs. It is my job to make that all invisible to the customer.

Kelly Kuhar

Customer Service Administrator

TEL: 1-800-356-7327
FAX: 216-271-1792

Born, raised, and educated in Cleveland. A graduate of Cleveland State University has worked within the chemical industry for 10+ years. Kelly joined Zaclon in 2019. Enjoys raising her French Bulldog Frankie.

Jon Hall

Plant Manager/Plant Engineer

TEL: 216-272-2668

Jon Hall graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in 1989. Previous work experiences in steel production, hazardous waste disposal, plating, and automobile production before joining Zaclon in 2004. Coordinator of the United Way program at Zaclon, also worked with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland and Wayside for children and adults with disabilities. A former President and Treasurer of the Cleveland Chemical Association, which Zaclon strongly supports and participates in the organization's sponsored events. I am a lifelong Clevelander and an eighth-generation American, my ancestors settled in the Cleveland area in 1830.

Edward Jones

Sales Account Manager

TEL: 440-417-5660

Ed graduated from The Ohio State University. Before joining Zaclon in early 2020, Ed worked within the chemical industry for 16 years. He is a father of four and has been married for 24 years. Ed is an avid golfer and cigar enthusiast.

Craig Keeley

Sales Account Manager

TEL: 609-741-0102
FAX: 609-257-6029

With over 30 years’ experience in the chemicals industry, I have developed many long-lasting relationships. My customers know that I will provide them with the most cost-effective solution to their production needs. They know that not only have I given them the right product; I have also saved them money. My satisfaction is based on knowing that my customer's needs have been met in the best way possible.

Rodrigo Mora

Manager Latin America

TEL: 506-2291-9201
Mobile: 506-8817-6715

Matthew O'Connor


TEL: 216-271-1716

Matt is President of Zaclon, where he is responsible for all aspects of client service, sales, and operations of the company. Matt joined Zaclon in 2012 as Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior, Matt had been in the financial advisory business for over twelve years.

He is a Trustee of Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, Cleveland Chemical Association, Joseph’s Home, and participates on The Ohio Manufacturers’ Association Government Affairs Committee. Matt has an undergrad degree from Wittenberg University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University.

Danielle Robbins-Fries


TEL: 216-271-1454

Danielle Robbins-Fries (Dani Fries) is the Controller at Zaclon. She has been working in the field of Accounting, since graduating from Kent State University in 2007 with a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Human Resources. Dani has always enjoyed working at small, family businesses within the fabricating, manufacturing, and service industries and has been, since the start of her career in 2007. In November of 2018, Dani joined Zaclon and is responsible for all the financial, the accounting and the human resource aspects of the business. Dani enjoys spending time with her husband and children, spending time outdoors and walking the family’s dogs.

David Rose

Inside Sales

TEL: 216-271-1446

David has been employed by Zaclon since 2011. He has worked within the plant, the sales department, and is now the Logistics Coordinator. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Akron. He enjoys raising his 2 boys, an avid golfer, and loves sushi.

Mike Doutt

Sales Account Manager

TEL: 440-669-0551

Mike Doutt joined Zaclon in 2023, born and raised in Northeast Ohio. Mike graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in supply chain management. Prior to joining Zaclon Mike worked in manufacturing and staffing. Mike enjoys all Cleveland professional sports as well as being an avid golfer.

Jeff Turgeon


TEL: 919-215-3798

Joining Zaclon in 2019, Jeff has come from a selling background for Fortune 100 companies. He moved up to Cleveland and is currently attending Cleveland State University to obtain an MBA. Jeff has 1 daughter.

Bob Woods

Technical Director

TEL: 216-496-4449

AGA Hall of Fame Recipient. Since starting with Zaclon in 1990, I have enjoyed the technical challenges of helping our customers solve problems, both as a research chemist and as a technical service specialist. With the expanded responsibilities of Technical Account Manager, I can now help our clients with economic as well as technical tools for solving the challenges of business.

Steve Prause

Account Manager

TEL: 216-562-8728

Steve Prause Graduated from Cleveland State University. Before joining Zaclon, Steve worked previously for Lubrizol Corp where he held various roles within Research and Development before moving onto Fuchs Lubricants where he was employed as a Field Sales Representative. Steve was born and raised in Northeast Ohio and is a father of two daughters. He enjoys sports, homebrewing, and spending time with family and friends.

Will Shields

Enviromental, Health and Safety Manager

TEL: (800)544-2203 ext 1413

Will Shields was born and raised in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He earned a BS in Biochemistry from Allegheny College in 2015. He has worked in the food and chemical manufacturing industries since that time. He enjoys playing sports, martial arts, dancing, and raising his daughter Ta'Niyah Leigh.

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