Chris Straker

Chris Straker

Industry Recruiter

Currently employed at Industry Recruiter

Previous: Verrus Group


Previous: Napier University



    A highly experienced, results orientated and self-motivated industry specific recruitment consultant offering tailored solutions against complex requirements across a chemical and food ingredients markets throughout the EMEA. I work closely with my clients to ensure that I understand their specific requirements, thereby enabling me to tailor bespoke and exclusive short lists showcasing the talent available within the market. Specialities: A highly respected executive search professional delivering permanent UK and international recruitment solutions within the following industry sectors: • Chemicals (Coatings, adhesives, modifiers, pigments, fillers, monomers, silicones, compounds, API’s, intermediates, excipients, catalysts, solubilizers, surfactants, additives, biocides, flocculants, coagulants, resins, polymers, acids, alkalis, custom/toll manufacturing, custom synthesis, ) • Food Ingredients (Amino Acids, Antioxidants, enzymes, essential oils, flavors, colors, additives, emulsifiers, preservatives, hydrocolloids, starches, sugars/sweeteners, probiotics/prebiotics, proteins, vitamins/supplements, micronutrients) Covering all tiers of management throughout manufacturing, production, warehouse, logistics/supply chain, purchasing, technical, R&D, operations, sales, business development, commercial/general management to directorship/board level and CEO appointments.



At Industry Recruiter

From September 2016 to Present

Business Development Director

At Verrus Group

From November 2007 to June 2016


  • Business development
  • CASE
  • Chemical industry
  • Chemicals
  • Coatings
  • Cosmetics
  • International sales
  • Negotiation
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