The Mutchler Legacy
In 1979 after more than 30 years, Mutchler Chemical moved from NYC to Westwood, NJ after Howard suddenly passed away. George pushed on with the business as the only salesman traveling all around the US and frequently to Puerto Rico, where the pharma industry was booming. In 1981, his eldest son Glenn Mutchler moved his family from the west coast back to NJ to begin in the business. Glenn’s wife Laurie also began to work part time while she raised 3 children. Never would she have suspected that one day she would become CEO. Glenn’s brother Dwight Mutchler entered into the business in 1990 after graduate school and a long stint in international advertising. Then came the computers, stricter pharma regulations and the hard work to build a product portfolio from the best suppliers in the market. A new world at Mutchler Chemical suddenly began to take shape.
George passed away in 1996 continuing to work up until the last 2 months of his 86 years. His true passion was the company and the customers. He once said that one of the happiest days of his life is to see his two sons working in the business. That was the day that Glenn and Dwight began to work together. The business began to transform as did the US pharma manufacturing industry. There began a transition from industrial-commodity chemicals to specialty, high-functionality Excipients. In 1996, Mutchler moved away from the “chemicals” in its name to Pharmaceutical Ingredients. We discovered that we were best at providing solutions and service to the highly-demanding pharma manufacturers, and so began our niche and focus as Mutchler Inc. Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Many chemical manufacturers were also growing and realizing the potential of the pharma production market and were also starting up their pharma divisions. Mutchler Inc. seemed to be a natural fit for many of them as their partners in channel marketing, through growing co-marketing relationships based on transparency and trust.
Today, Mutchler Inc. is proud of its 800+ customer base, 40 team players, premium portfolio of world-class suppliers and offices in New Jersey and Puerto Rico. The dream continues onwards with quality products and new services to enhance the value we bring to our customers, to our suppliers and our Team.