Manager of Facilities & Procurement – Meet Jack Church

For over two decades Adesis has been providing exceptional chemical services for both the specialty chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to the team of chemists on hand working to produce and manufacture complex chemical products, there is a dedicated support team that keeps Adesis operational each and every day.

Jack Church, our manager of facilities and procurement, oversees the daily operations at Adesis. From the purchasing of dry ice to routine fume hood maintenance and everything in between, he makes sure it all runs smoothly so the chemists can do their jobs in the lab and produce the highest quality chemicals for our clients.

Smooth Operator

In a recent Q&A, when asked about his role at Adesis and the role of a facilities and procurement manager, Jack described his position as “keeping the facility operational, meeting all state and federal regulations, as well as maintaining company expectations and standards.” While a chemist in the lab might be thinking about an individual reagent for a particular reaction, Jack is responsible for making sure that chemical as well as a multitude of others are allowed on site per legal regulations as well as maintaining a facility that is equipped to house them. To Jack, a successful day is when “Employees are happy, operations run smoothly, and we deliver projects on time.”

Jack is a local of the Delaware-Pennsylvania area and began working in facilities early on, attending night school to earn an AS in business management from Goldey-Beacom College and on-going certification in facility management from Villanova University and International Facilities Management Assocation. When Adesis was in its earliest days, the leadership team recognized something unique in Jack Church and recruited him to be their own facilities manager. Seeing the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an emerging chemical company, Jack eagerly accepted the opportunity. and has been the Adesis facilities manager ever since. Today, he is at the center of helping grow Adesis as we expand both our research and development program as well as our manufacturing capabilities.