7847 West 47th Street
McCook, Illinois 60525
Distinguished By a Commitment to R&D
Today, Elé Corporation is known in the global marketplace as
a world class manufacturer of specialty chemical products
to diverse but targeted markets with which they have a
long history and technical competence.
Elé ingredients are the foundation of many successful formulations in Skin Care, Hair Care and Sun Care. The company
meets it customers’ expectations through technically viable solutions and expertise in understanding chemical functionalities and
applications in the personal care market.
Elé manufactures a wide variety of ingredients tailor-made to
the specific needs of its customers in the personal care industry,
including products which are all-natural, low-glycerin, low odor,
mild to skin and eyes, low-foam, high foam, and custom-preserved.
In 2008, Michele Eubank took the helm at Elé. Her first priority
was to position the company for a period of significant growth and
As one of a small number of female CEOs in the specialty
chemical manufacturing industry, she has faced her share of
obstacles, but the greatest of them has been finding a distinguishing place for Elé in the vast middle-market manufacturing
“Every day,”she says,”I feel that we’re fighting to flourish as a mid-size company in an ever consolidating‘big-business only’ market.”
All About Collaboration and Co-Invention
Ms. Eubank’s solution to the challenges she’s faced over the past
eight years has been to position her company to grow and flourish
in the field of research and development (R&D), with a keen eye
on new product development.
“I wanted us to stop waiting for customers to call us and
ask, ‘Can you make this?” she says, adding that collaboration
and co-invention have become the watchwords Elé now uses
to describe itself.
To achieve that goal, the company has invested heavily in R&D,
including the addition of two Ph.D. scientists in 2015. Between
them they have just shy of 50 years of experience in specialty
chemical manufacturing, nearly 25 of which is in new products.
The new R&D team’s focus has been to repurpose the compa-
ny’s existing products into new applications in the short-term; look
for new specialty combinations in the mid-term; and anticipate the
specialty marketplace’s needs through a “look to the future” ap-
proach. Between the new scientists and equipment, the company
has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in R&D and new
product development in 2014 and 2015.
Today, Elé is not only an ISO 9001:2008 certified global
manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used
in consumer products and industrial applications, but it also
maintains a solid reputation as a solutions-based company
that addresses its current customers’ challenges and anticipates
specialty manufacturing needs not yet imagined.
They’re also managing the principles of chemistry within a
greener world, adapting where they can to deliver products that
are renewable and recyclable. The cosmetics and personal care
markets are particularly demanding these types of changes, so Elé
is heeding the call.
For more information about the company’s products for the
personal care industry, visit www.elecorporation.com, or contact
an Elé sales representative to receive product samples by calling
1-708-442-9100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
VP of Research and Development