Team

charles-harrisCharles Harris, President & CEO
Charles Harris founded EFI Polymers in October of 1993. As President and CEO, he brings over 19 years of management, operations and technical sales experience to the company. Charles entered the specialty chemicals and polymers business working for Exxon Company USA in New York and New Jersey where he focused on chemicals sales to corporate accounts, end users and distribution. Later, he worked in chemical distribution for Univar in the Rocky Mountain West building the firm’s specialty chemicals business in the coatings, inks and adhesives industry. During this time he served as President of the Denver Chapter of the National Paint Coatings Association.

 Bruce Thoet, VP Business Development & Sales
Bruce Thoet has over 25 years of commercial experience in specialty materials. Prior to joining EFI in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development and Sales, Bruce worked for Air Products & Chemicals for 24 years in Domestic and International locations including Houston, TX and Utrecht, the Netherlands.  Bruce currently manages EFI Polymers’ domestic and international sales and business development functions. Bruce is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and holds an advanced German language certificate from the Akademie Niederberg in Bonn Germany. Bruce now resides with his family in Denver, Colorado.

Valerie Walker, VP Technology Epoxy Formulations
Valerie Walker has thirty years experience in formulating epoxy, polyurethane and polyurea systems for electrical, adhesive, sealants, coatings, and industrial elastomer casting applications. She has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Toronto and is a member as well as a past president of the TRFA-Thermoset Resin Formulators Association.