Our Team
Steven Gabelman, President


Steven started his career in the urethane industry in 1979 with Union Carbide, where he eventually became Worldwide Business Manager for Union Carbide’s Urethane Intermediates Division.  At Union Carbide, he spearheaded the marketing of Ultracel®, a polyurethane chemistry system that produced a wide variety of flexible polyurethane foam grades without the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).  After a brief stint with Arco Chemical, Steven founded ChemFoam International in 1992.  Steven graduated from Washington & Lee University with a BS in Chemistry and also obtained a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Georgia State University.  Steven has also served numerous terms on the Executive Committee of the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA).

Margie Smith, Supply Chain Manager


Barry Gabelman, Vice President


As Vice President, Barry’s responsibilities include managing operations, sales and marketing, legal affairs, and new business development.  He has been instrumental in facilitating and managing all of ChemFoam's current supplier partner relationships, as well as instituting ChemFoam's unique agency model.  Barry graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University and holds degrees in Marketing and Spanish.  Barry later obtained a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, as well as an MBA from the University of Miami Graduate School of Business.  He is also a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Jari Ranne, Vice President - Europe


Margie has been with ChemFoam since 2008, where her responsibilities as Supply Chain Manager include managing product traffic, customer service, and carrier relationships.  Before joining ChemFoam, Margie began her career at the Augusta Chronicle-Herald newspaper as Personnel Manager.  From there, she spent sixteen years with the Medical College of Georgia, and then eleven years with Humana Military Healthcare Services as the Facilities Manager for the Southeast Market Office.  Margie attended the Women’s College of Georgia and Augusta State University, where she majored in Business Administration.

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