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Dorsett & Jackson Expands Technical Sales Team and Coverage in the Southwest with Hire of John Lawrence

Dorsett & Jackson Inc., Specialty chemicals and raw material distributor is pleased to announce the addition of John Lawrence as Sr. Account Manager for the Southwest Territory including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. John brings 29 years of technical sales experience in the Southwest Region.

"John is a great addition to the D&J sales team. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge, sales professionalism and is well established with the customers in the southwest territory which is invaluable to our expansion in the territory," said Ryan Yokoyama, VP – director of sales.

John is a graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Chemistry. He began his career as a chemist at Jones Blair Paint Company in 1987. He later began his technical sales career with BYK Chemie in 1995 eventually becoming the end use specialist for protective coatings. John got his first experience working for a distributor with D&F Distributing in 2006 and most recently worked for Elementis where he was a sr. account manager for the CASE market.


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Huntsman Award

It is with great honor to announce, Dorsett and Jackson as Huntsman Advance Materials "2015 Distributor of the Year."

Members of the Dorsett and Jackson sales team accepted the award in Carlsbad, CA, on behalf of the company completing a 3 day conference with Huntsman.

Earlier this year Dorsett and Jackson also received an award from Evonik, Dynasylan divison for "Excellence in Innovation."

Dorsett and Jackson continues to strive for successes and partnerships with Principals and customers. The company takes great stride in having the experience and products to meet the demands of the market.


Dorsett & Jackson Ownership Transition

In 2013, the owners of Dorsett and Jackson Inc. began the process of company succession by refining their views and values of their employees into a reality. They announced Dorsett and Jackson employees will become the owners of the company under the process of Employee Stock Ownership Program also known as ESOP.

Proudly, as of April 1st, 2016 employees now own 75 percent of Dorsett and Jackson, thru the Employee Stock Ownership Program.

Not only is Dorsett and Jackson moving toward 100 percent ownership, but is also thrilled to announce the addition of two new board members Ryan Yokoyama and Christine Tangen - who was also elected as our new Corporate Secretary.

Ryan Yokoyama, VP Director of Sales
Technology Vice President

Christine Tangen, Vp of Operations / Board of Directors Corporate Secretary
Vice President of Operations

Ryan and Christine join owner Don Witteman, Romer Johnson and Paul Grubs on the Board of Directors. Ryan and Christine whom both excel in their current roles, are looking forward to the future of Dorsett and Jackson and participation they will have in the company’s successes.

With pride, for over 60 years, Dorsett and Jackson, continues to strengthen their relationship with principals and customers to be a leading distributor in the western U.S.


American Carrageenan Systems Technology is pleased to announce the appointment of Dorsett & Jackson, Inc., Los Angeles California as their distributor

American Carrageenan Systems Technology, Waldport OR, a division of MCPI Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dorsett & Jackson, Inc., Los Angeles California as their distributor for their Eugel® and Foodgel® Natural Grade Carrageenan.

Dorsett & Jackson will have responsibility for sales in the Western United States for all areas West of the Rockies to the Food, Beverage, Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical markets.

MCPI Corporation is a Filipino company engaged in the manufacture of Natural Grade Carrageenan. Carrageenan is a ​versatile ​hydrocolloid extracted from red seaweed. MCPI is a pioneer in seaweed cultivation in the Philippines ​ with a 200,00 hectare sea concession, they own and operate a modern ​manufacturing ​facility in a 3.5 hectare area property in ​Consolacion, ​Cebu Philippines.

MCPI was founded in ​1983 and is among the ​original pioneering innovators and one of the most established and reliable ​suppliers of Natural Grade Carrageenan and its seaweed raw material worldwide.

Dorsett & Jackson was founded in 1955 and serves formulators and compounders in a number of industries including the Food & Beverage markets.


Congratulations to Romer Johnson for receiving the 2015 WCS Samson-Adler Award. This award was presented at the Western Coatings Symposium due to his significant contribution to the coatings industry in the Western region over the course of his career.

2015 WCS Samson-Adler Award Winner


Dorsett and Jackson celebrated their 60th year in business – July 2015!

Bob Dorsett and Hartley Jackson established Dorsett & Jackson in July 1955 when they purchased the California branch of the C.L. Duncan Company.

For more information on our history please see Our Company ˜ History Tab.

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