Richard Chang, President & CEO

Richard Chang was appointed in 2022 as President and CEO of SDC Technologies with a focus on continuing SDC’s technology global leadership and growth of the company’s diversified industry market base for best-in-class high-performance coating systems.

Richard joined SDC Technologies in 2010, having most recently served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer for SDC Technologies, and General Manager of FSI Coating Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SDC; with responsibility for all aspects of global business strategies and operations.

Prior to joining SDC and FSI, Richard held several Director level positions at Valspar Corporation as Director of Business Development, Operations, Quality and Technology. A 25- year veteran of the specialty chemicals industry, Richard has delivered significant revenue and operating profit growth in a wide variety of global markets and industries.

Richard holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and an MBA (with honors and distinction) from Southern Methodist University (Cox) in Dallas, TX.

James White, Chief Financial Officer

James White is the Chief Financial Officer for SDC Technologies and is responsible for all aspects of global finance, IT, legal and business support activities.

Prior to joining SDC Technologies in 2007, James worked in both public and private accounting.  He has more than 20 years of experience within the coatings industry.

James holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He also maintains his Certificate of Public Accounting from California.

Loh Boon Chye,SDC Technologies Chief Operating Officer

Loh Boon Chye, SDC Technologies Chief Operating Officer, and SDC Technologies Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. President

Loh Boon Chye is Chief Operating Officer of SDC Technologies and concurrently, President of SDC Technologies Asia-Pacific. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing all operations including sales synergy, technical support, quality assurance and EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) within the SDC group. As an active member of the Executive Leadership Team, Loh Boon Chye leads SDC’s global operations and its growth strategies in Asia Pacific.

Boon Chye joined SDC Technologies in October 2014 and later worked at Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (MCI) Vision Care Monomers Division as Director from October 2022 to March 2024. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing MCI’s global sales and account management activities in the optical lens monomer business. Prior to joining SDC, Boon Chye was a Board Director of Mitsui Chemicals Asia Pacific (MCAP) where he oversaw the project planning and supply chain teams at MCAP which support the feasibility studies and implementation of MCI’s investment projects, as well as the petrochemical feedstock procurement and end-product logistics requirements of MCI’s affiliates, in Singapore and the SEA region. A seasoned professional, Boon Chye has held previous positions as the Director at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), the leading government agency for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore’s position as a global business center. During his 9-year tenure at EDB, Boon Chye spearheaded Singapore’s development and investment promotion in the energy, petrochemicals, and specialty chemicals industry cluster.

Boon Chye has a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan.

César Collazo, Vice-President, Global Sales

César Collazo, Group Managing Director (Europe) and Vice President of Strategic Accounts

César Collazo is Group Managing Director for SDC Technologies Europe. In this role, César directs and oversees all aspects of SDC consolidated European business and global strategic accounts.  He is responsible for championing new business development and expanding strategic partnerships to support the development, growth, and governance of customer requirements.

César joined SDC in March 2007 from Wacker Chemie GmbH, where he held the position of General Manager for the Spanish and Portuguese market. In addition, he was responsible as Key Account Manager for a worldwide active account throughout all business units. Prior to that he was Business Development Manager for Wacker Chemie GmbH within the automotive industry for the German market.

Within this field he holds a patent related to binders for non-woven binders. César holds a German Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry as Catalytic Systems.