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Merrill Russell, CSAM
Senior Account Manager
(423) 894-5500 x503

Industrial Coatings, Energy, Lubrication, Fuel Additives, and Water Treatment

My focus as a Recruiter follows the applications of specialty chemicals and additives for products used in several different industries. Additionally, I follow the value chain by working with companies as they create finished products to satisfy the specific industry needs.


  • Paints & Coating for Industrial applications.
  • Specialty Chemicals and additives used for Finished Fuel, Fuel Additives, Gas Treatment, Lubrication, Grease, Personal Care, Mining, Metal Working, Pulp & Paper, Household & Industrial Chemicals, Refining, Coatings, Adhesives, Construction, Oil & Gas; Upstream, Midstream, Downstream, and Petrochemical applications.
  • Chemicals used for O&G Production; Biocides, Corrosion Inhibitors, Emulsifiers, Surfactants, Demulsifiers, H2S Scavengers, Paraffin inhibitors, and Scale inhibitors.
  • Chemicals and additives for drilling Fluids, Cementing, Completions, Stimulations, and Production of Oil & Gas.
  • Chemicals used for Water treatment.
  • Specialty Chemicals and Additives manufacturing, Custom Manufacturing, and Toll Manufacturing. 


Candidates / positions I work include…


  • Manufacturing, Production, R&D, Technology, Business Development, Business Leadership, Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain.
  • Market Managers
  • New Business Development
  • Technology Development
  • Product Line Managers
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Service
  • Marketing Managers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Sales Engineering
  • Business Development
  • Project Engineering
  • Process Engineering



Certified Senior Account Manager (CSAM) Certification Program in 1985 as a way to highlight its standout Executive Recruiters' achievements. Professional Executive Recruiters who hold the CSAM designation are recognized leaders at MRI Worldwide, and are ranked consistently at the top of their profession.  A CSAM is committed to delivering excellence, pursuing continuous professional development, and is accustomed to delivering only the highest quality of customer service.

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