top of page

Diversity at Work

As people, we value diversity on principle. As a company, we value diversity for its proven business advantage.

Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 39 percent more likely to outperform peers.

- 2023 Diversity Matters Study conducted by McKinsey & Company

Inclusiveness can make supply chains more resilient and agile - an increasingly important advantage in these uncertain times. "Diverse suppliers can turn on a dime and are now considered for contracts that they would not have been otherwise due to the imperative for flexibility. They have proven themselves to be agile in terms of responsiveness"

-Alexis Bateman, Ashley Barrington, and Katie Date, 2020, Harvard Business Review

A Strong Foundation

From the day we opened our doors, we've operated according to Howard T. Von Oehsen's belief that "If our customers are not successful, then we are not successful". That selfless philosophy and pointed understanding of how we are all connected has guided us through our endeavors, for the good of our company, our customers, and world around us.



Office opened in New Canaan, CT


Advisory Board created to help specialize in engaging other companies that value diversity 


Office relocates from New Canaan, CT

to Darien, CT

Carol Piccaro


Howard Von Oehsen dies
after battling ALS for several years.
Carol Piccaro elected President
and CEO of U.S. Chemicals


Carol Piccaro joins company as a

Junior Account Executive with a territory of Western NY, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Indiana


Sales exceed one million dollars

2020 & 2021

Third generation family members, Chris Piccaro and Michele Piccaro, join the U.S. Chemicals team


U.S. Chemicals sold to The Maroon Group.
U.S. Chemicals, A Woman-Owned Business is established
to solely focus its efforts on companies that value diversity


Certified membership in The Women's Business Enterprise National Council


Special services launched to include micronizing, re-packaging, and toll manufacturing


First full containers of products imported from top-quality international suppliers


Company founded by Howard T. Von Oehsen, with funding from William Wishnick, President of Witco Corporation

Howard T. Von Oehsen

We're All in This Together

As a responsible corporate citizen, we take our role in the communities we serve very seriously. Whether it’s environmental or social, we are actively involved in everything from our advanced recycling programs and organic garden to our support of non-profit organizations, both local and international, that provide care for those in need.

bottom of page