Avantor Performance Materials, Inc.

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Owner: Avantor Performance Materials is owned by an affiliate of New Mountain Capital LLC. New Mountain Capital is a New York-based private equity firm investing for long-term capital appreciation through direct investment in growth-equity transactions, leveraged acquisitions and management buyouts. The firm manages private and public equity funds with approximately $8.5 billion in aggregate capital commitments. New Mountain seeks out the highest-quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors then works intensively with management to build the value of these companies.

Founded: Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker) has been an integral part of the region for more than 100 years. The business was founded in 1904 as the J.T. Baker Chemical Co. Throughout the years the company has been under the ownership of several major corporations. Past owners include Richardson Merrill, Procter & Gamble, Mallinckrodt, Inc. and Tyco Healthcare, which became Covidien.

Sector: Manufacturing

Company description: We manufacture and market high-performance chemistries and materials around the world under two respected brand names, J.T. Baker and Macron Chemicals. These products are widely used in biotechnology and pharmaceutical production; in the manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays and photovoltaic cells; and in research, academic and quality control laboratories

Number of employees: Approximately 1,100 employees worldwide with about 725 in the United States.

Hiring plans: Over the next three years, the company expects to hire approximately 60 employees to support our accelerated growth, which is necessary to achieve our bold vision of becoming a global leader in performance materials.

Skills needed: Avantor is a vibrant, dynamic new company with a bold vision. We're looking for customer-focused employees with the same energy and enthusiasm exemplified by our new brand. We want technical resources — chemists, researchers, and business and administrative professionals — who have initiative, communications skills, self-confidence and a desire for career growth.

The irresistible job candidate: If I had to choose three attributes to describe our most irresistible job candidate, they would be: service-oriented, technically skilled and visionary. Service-oriented: The ideal job candidate would know that customer service is paramount to this business. We're looking for personable company representatives with keen problem-solving skills and a strong drive for results. Technically skilled: The ideal job candidate would be an expert within his or her technical field — be it chemistry, research or business administration. We're looking for highly skilled, organized and detail-oriented professionals with exceptional communications skills. Visionary: The ideal job candidate would be a leader and a visionary — someone who can see the big picture and how his or her work impacts the business. We're looking for team players with long-term career aspirations who will work toward the broader goal of helping Avantor become a global leader in performance materials.

Job hunter contact: Applications for employment are accepted online at http://www.mallbaker.com. To review and apply for an open position, click on the Careers tab.

Websites: http://www.avantormaterials.com/; http://www.mallbaker.com/; http://www.twitter.com/avantor_news

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