Meet Our Team

Mike Lange
Mike joined SolvChem in mid-2017 after nearly 24 years in the chemical distribution industry with Univar. While at Univar he held many leadership roles in sales, general management, marketing and strategic sourcing. Prior to his time with Univar, Mike held general management roles in two separate industries, which focused on business turnaround. Mike attended East Carolina University, attaining a bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Stacey Barrett
Stacey joined SolvChem in 2006 as an Executive Assistant, however quickly moved into sales within a year. Prior to SolvChem Stacey was a Territory Manager of Convenience Stores. Previous to this Stacey was an Account Manager for an Environmental Services firm.

Stephanie Chavis
Stephanie’s 5 years with SolvChem, was preceded by nearly 20 years of customer service and sales experience. Prior to SolvChem, Stephanie spent 5 years with Univar. Stephanie attended Lee College where she studied Business Administration.
Kelly Shearer
Kelly joined SolvChem in November 2014 as an Account Manager. Kelly is responsible for maintaining and growing sales in the Greater Houston Area and Golden Triangle. Prior to working at SolvChem, Kelly was an Oil and Gas Headhunter with Seis-Stream Global and Lucas Group. Before his time in recruitment, Kelly played professional baseball for the Los Angeles Angels organization. Kelly graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a degree in Finance.
Kurt Nicholson
Kurt joined the SolvChem team as an account manager in the Dallas area in early 2017. Kurt brings with him over 10 years’ experience in both account management and sales. Prior to joining SolvChem, Kurt was a territory manager for an IT/Integration company. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Marketing and Management. When he is not working, he is enjoying time with his wife Deanna, and his two daughters Morgan and Jordan.
Will Thompson
Will came to SolvChem in early 2017, after working in the travel industry in Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA. Previously, Will held various sales roles where he was able to hone his skills while gaining valuable experience. He attended Texas State University with a BA in Communication Studies and a Minor in Advanced Guitar. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his wife Mackenzie, being outdoors and cooking.
Scott Hines
Scott is a native of Texarkana, TX who joined the SolvChem team in May of 2018. Scott was previously employed with Merck & Co, Inc. for 19 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative in the East Texas, South Arkansas, and North Louisiana areas. Prior to Merck, Scott spent 8 years as an inventory management specialist with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, AL. Scott has a Master of Science in Logistics Management degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, in Melbourne, FL and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Scott has three children: Brooke (27), Garrett (19), and Abby (17).


Ali Langley
Ali Langley joined the SolvChem team as a sales trainee in August of 2017, and was subsequently promoted to an Account Manager role. She is a graduate of The University of Mississippi, where she majored in biological sciences. Ali is passionate about the chemical industry and looks forward to serving your chemical needs.