Chairman, President and
Chief Executive Officer

Ted Harris is Balchem’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and President.  He joined the company in May of 2015 and has been leading the company into its next phase of growth and profitability.

Prior to joining Balchem, Mr. Harris was President Ashland Performance Materials and Senior Vice President of Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) a global leader in advanced composites, adhesives, elastomers, and intermediates and solvents.

Immediately prior to joining Ashland, Mr. Harris held various leadership roles within FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) including General Manager of the Food Ingredients Division within FMC’s Food, Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Group.

Mr. Harris is also an independent director and member of the Board of Directors of Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR), a global leader in sustainable water solutions.  Additionally, Mr. Harris is a member of The Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees, a leading northern New Jersey not-for-profit healthcare system and he is also a member of Lehigh University’s Board of Trustees.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Harris earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.