Surendra Jain

Surendra Jain
Chairman
Jain Chem, Ltd.

Surendra Jain was born in Amritsar, India in a family of textile entrepreneurs.  After earning a degree in Chemistry with Honors from the University of Bombay, he continued his education at the Philadelphia College of Textiles. Upon graduation, in 1964, he joined the Charles S. Tanner Company, a family owned enterprise based in Providence, RI and Greenville, SC, engaged in the business of manufacturing textile auxiliaries and emulsion polymers.  

In 1977 Surendra formed Jain Chem Ltd., a Sales, Research & Development, and Marketing organization.  In 1978 Surendra along with a partner started another venture, to manufacture adhesives and coatings primarily marketing products to the textiles, packaging, disposable nonwovens, and fiberglass industries. In 1999 Surendra sold his interest in the Reynolds Company while retaining Jain Chem as a Sales, and R&D organization.

In 2002, Jain Chem purchased an interest in a manufacturing company, CPJ Technologies, focused on specialty chemicals in a facility previously owned by the B. F. Goodrich Company. In 2010 Jain Chem acquired Ulterion International, a global chemicals company with focus on developing environmentally friendly “green” products through the use of natural and recycled raw materials.

Surendra currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for both Jain Chem and Ulterion International.