With one of the largest arsenals of chemical formulations in the industry, SSC Industries is able to quickly solve process issues with proven technologies. Our talented and flexible staff utilizes our diverse manufacturing facility to create formulations for customers that meet very specific criteria. Let SSC troubleshoot your next chemical or process issue.
We specialize in providing custom chemical solutions for any surface or interface
Our team of surface scientists have expertise in a broad variety of industries
- We are able to remain nimble and quick to provide timely, practical solutions for customers
- A true commitment to customer service
- A positive work environment that is conducive to producing extraordinary solutions
- Outstanding technical support and laboratory staff who provide exceptional solutions to chemical challenges
SSC Industries was incorporated in 1930 as a manufacturer of sizing and finishing chemicals for the Textile industry.
During WWII, the company expanded its product offering to compounds for waterproofing fabrics and further expanded their reach to the pulp and paper industry in 1959. In that same year, the company sold its first fiber lubricants.
In 1975, SSC moved production facilities to an adjacent site, installed new production equipment, and expanded again to sell defoamers to the phosphate industry.
In 1985, SSC Industries began sales to Amoco BCF plants. We became a major fiber finish supplier to Shaw through the Amoco acquisition in 1992. Then we supplied overspray market in 1993, and became a major PET staple customer in 1995. In 1999, SSC Industries was purchased by Process Chemicals, and was later sold to VASS Holdings in December 2002, retaining the SSC name.
Today SSC is still a privately held company, with active principals. The company holds ISO 9001, AIB and Kosher certifications to meet industry needs.
SSC is dedicated to continuous improvements to drive customer satisfaction and produce positive outcomes. The team at SSC boasts over 260 years of service and expertise in the chemical manufacturing industry. We are proud of the service and dedication that all members of the SSC team put in everyday. SSC strives to meet the changing needs of both the industry and customers through continuous improvement planning and cooperative customer relationships.
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Meet Our Team
CEO AND PRESIDENT
Howard LeVasseur attended Emory University, Georgia State University, and the Colorado School of Mines, graduating with a degree in Geology. After a tour of duty in the Marine Corps, he Joined Dettlebach Chemical as a formulator. Howard then moved into sales and marketing with Nalco Chemical Co., specializing in water treatment and paper mill process aids. In 1968, he embarked on his career as an entrepreneur, co-founding Arroyo Process Equipment. He founded ARR-MAZ Products in 1978, and sold it in 1997, when annual sales were over 62.5 million. In 1989, Mr. LeVasseur was honored as a finalist for “Entrepreneur of the Year” by INC. magazine.
VASS Holdings was founded by Howard as an investment company seeking opportunities in the chemical industry with a primary focus on under-performing assets in the “under $10 million” arena. Mr. LeVasseur purchased SSC Industries in December 2002 through his enterprise VASS Holdings.
Howard, has been active in the performing Arts in central Florida for many years. He has held Board of Director positions with All Saints Academy and President of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra and Theater in Winter Haven.
COO CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Tim Spence is the COO of SSC industries and shares as part owner. Before being named COO in 2004, Tim was promoted to General Manager in December of 2002 when SSC was purchased by Vass Holdings. Prior to the purchased, Tim was Sales Manager who was responsible for 16 sales reps that grossed 36 million in sales for SSC Industries. At his current position as chief operating officer, Tim is responsible for all the company’s nationwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of SSC supply chain, sales activities, quality of products, and support of SSC’s strategic direction to move the company into the future.
Prior to joining SSC Industries as a Sales Rep in 1990, Tim worked for 17 years in the Pulp & Paper industry. This experience has given him the vast knowledge to improve and increase productivity for SSC’s customers’ and solidify long lasting customer-based relationships.
Personally, Tim is married to Judy Spence and has eight amazing grandchildren that keep him very busy. His love of family is not only shown on a personal level but is also exemplified at work. He values and treats each employee as he would his own family and makes SSC’s work environment family oriented. Tim’s busy family life and professional schedule keep him on the move, but he still manages to mow a lot of grass.