Scott Seydel is the President and CEO of the Seydel Companies, which develop, manufacture, and market specialty chemicals for the textile and apparel, paper and packaging, personal care, agriculture, and metalworking industries.
Mr. Seydel expanded the family business overseas when he founded Seydel International in 1969 as a chemical and equipment exporter. Shortly thereafter, he oversaw the formation of The Seydel Companies to license the use of chemical and equipment manufacturing technologies from U.S. companies as a basis for forming joint ventures in over two dozen countries.
Mr. Seydel first joined the family’s textile chemical company as a field service engineer, and subsequently entered management of human resources and then global exports. He began his career as a weaver, loom fixer, and quality control supervisor for Texas Textiles Denim Mills while attending North Texas University.
Mr. Seydel has devoted much of his career to creating environmental awareness and encouraging stewardship. He is chair emeritus of the GreenBlue Institute having founded its Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Mr. Seydel has helped to direct several organizations that encourage recycling, and helped create the Coalition for Resource Recovery. Mr. Seydel also served as Chairman of the Board for Georgia State University’s Robinson College, the metro Atlanta YMCA, the Georgia Hi-Tech Alliance, the Georgia World Congress Institute, and the Atlanta Chamber’s International Committee during the 1996 Olympic Games.
Mr. Seydel is an active contributor of articles and technical reviews for the trade press, and a frequent guest speaker on environmental conservation.