John Hussa is the President of Viance LLC. Previously, Mr. Hussa served in various President and Managing Director roles within the metal and chemical industries throughout Europe and the US, including 12 years with the aluminum company, Alcoa. His most recent assignments were as Managing Director of Sachtleben Chemie in Germany after Huntsman acquired the company in October 2014 from Rockwood. He served as Integration Lead for Huntsman’s Color Pigments businesses (now under Venator Corporation), also acquired from Rockwood, until joining Viance in December 2016. Prior to his manufacturing career, Mr. Hussa served as a US Foreign Service Officer in Belgium and Germany.
Mr. Hussa earned a BA in Political Science and Economics and an MS in Management.
Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Moyes was appointed CFO of Viance in January 2007 and is responsible for Finance, Human Resources and IT. Prior to joining Viance, Mr. Moyes was the CFO of Chemical Specialties Inc. since August 1993 and Group Management Accountant of Laporte plc. from October 1988 through July 1993. Prior to joining Laporte, he held various Accounting and Treasury roles with Asda, plc and Coopers Animal Health Ltd.
Mr. Moyes earned his BA (Hons) in Business Studies and is a Fellow in the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts.
Dr. Kevin Archer
Director, Research and Development
Kevin Archer has worked for CSI/Viance, LLC. since 1988 and was appointed Director of Research and Development in February 2013, responsible for Research Technology and Quality Control. Dr. Archer worked as the Director of Development within Viance from 2007 to 2013. Prior to joining Viance, he was an R&D Scientist at Chemical Specialties Inc. from 1988 to 1998 and worked as a Wood Preservation Mycologist for the New Zealand Forest Research Institute from 1986 to 1988.
Dr. Archer earned a Bachelor of Science in Botany, a Master of Science in Microbiology, and a PhD in Forestry.
Director of Marketing
Edie Kello is the Director of Marketing for Viance, LLC. She served as President of Kello Creative from 2016 until 2018. From 2008 until 2016, Ms. Kello held three roles for Fiber Composites (Fiberon) as director of marketing communications and director of marketing after starting as senior product marketing manager in 2008. Prior to Fiberon, she served as marketing manager for US GreenFiber from 1999 until 2008.
Ms. Kello earned her MBA from Pfeiffer University, her Bachelor of Creative Arts degree (Hons) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a certificate from the Harvard Business School Alumni Management Development Program.
Director, Engineering and Technical Services
Steve Furr has been employed with CSI/Viance, LLC since 1988 and was appointed Director of Engineering and Technical Services in 2012. Mr. Furr began his career with Chemical Specialties in 1988 as an engineering assistant while still in college and became a full-time engineer after graduation in 1990. He worked in various positions including Plant Engineer, Plant Maintenance, Wood Treatment Engineer (working as a CSI engineer for WoodTec), and was promoted in 2012 to Engineering Manager in order to focus on customer treating facilities.
Mr. Furr attained a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.