Who We Are

After years of working in senior leadership positions at several major global chemical companies, Gerald decided to form his own independent chemical research and development company. In his experiences at these top companies, he saw the need for a nimble, high-quality resource to outsource chemistry work and advance critical projects. Gerald's thought leadership, valuable industry experiences, expertise and contacts help make 1st Source Research a top choice among companies seeking chemistry solutions.

Gerald Vandezande, PhD


Gerald served as Global Development Leader for the Maintenance and Protective as well as Marine and Container markets for Dow Coating Materials Epoxy Division. In this role, he was responsible for IA strategy, portfolio management, and annual global market business volume and EBIT.

Prior to that role, he was the Global Architectural Product Development Leader for latex at Dow/UCC. His responsibilities included product development strategy and research.

In his early years at Dow/UCC he was the Americas Product Development leader for the company. Under his leadership, he managed areas including Architectural, Industrial, Caulks and Sealants, and Adhesive latexes.

And Some Of Our Dedicated Experts


Jonathon Vandezande

Polymer Scientist


Wendy Daniels

Research Scientist


Kenneth Price

Research Chemist

what we do

What We Do

Chemistry Solutions

We can work at a foundational level in all aspects of chemistry and chemistry technologies, as well as at a macro level from market research to product development.

Our company can assist you with that next big project ranging from a market study to new product formulation or simple routine testing and analytical work. Contact 1st Source Research us today.

Catch Us On The Road

April 5 – April 7, 2022
Indianapolis, IN