Agilis Welcomes David Grimes as Executive Vice President

Agilis Welcomes David Grimes as Executive Vice President

Derek Morgen

Digital Marketing Expert

Rockaway, NJ – February 5, 2018 Agilis Chemicals, creator of a unique digital market platform for the chemical industry, has announced the appointment of David Grimes as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Dave joins Agilis after a successful tenure as a Global Vice President at Axalta Coating Systems, where he led a global business team that delivered more than 30% sales growth in just over two years. Prior to Axalta, Dave held multiple leadership positions in both Coatings and Performance Materials Divisions of BASF from 2005 through 2015. As Business Director, he successfully turned around two polyurethane specialty business units to achieve breakthrough performance in rapid fashion. Prior to BASF, Dave spent 10 years with GE, starting as a Technical Sales Representative at GE Plastics and quickly advancing to Global Marketing Director for GE’s water treatment business. Dave started his career working at General Motors and Ford Motor Company as a materials engineer for paint on plastics and is now considered an industry veteran with close to 30 years of industry experience in the chemicals industry.


As an EVP at Agilis Chemicals, Dave will lead the company’s Marketing and Sales activities focused on customer engagement and strategy execution.


“Dave brings unparalleled executive leadership experience and a successful track record in building teams that delivered breakthrough results while fostering entrepreneurial and creative work environments”, says Agilis’ founder Jay Bhatia. “We are thrilled to have him onboard – passionate leaders with rich industry experience are essential for the success of innovative startups like ours.”


Dave’s passion and dedication extends beyond the workplace. Over the past 12 years, he has successfully completed 11 Detroit marathons. He also loves to play golf and enjoys most all types of outdoor sports.


Agilis’ mission is to improve the efficiency and transparency of the chemical marketplace through use of digital technology and data science. Dave is uniquely qualified to help the company achieve this goal.

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