Meet Our Team

Stacey Young

Stacey  joined SolvChem in 2006.  Prior to SolvChem, Stacey’s experience has brought years of sales, administration and management.  She is responsible for maintaining and growing partnerships with her customers in order to provide quality products and services.

In her spare time, Stacey loves to travel with her husband, Joe, to see new places and to visit their combined families of 13 children and 5 grandchildren. She also loves reading and volunteering with her church.  Her purpose is to serve others with respect and kindness.

Kelly Shearer

Kelly joined SolvChem in November 2014 as an Account Manager. Kelly is responsible for maintaining and growing sales in the Greater Houston Area and Golden Triangle. Prior to working at SolvChem, Kelly was an Oil and Gas Headhunter.

Before his time in recruitment, Kelly played professional baseball for the Los Angeles Angels organization. Kelly graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a degree in Finance.

When not working, Kelly enjoys spending time with his wife Drue and two kids Stevie and Cru. 

Kurt Nicholson

Kurt joined the SolvChem team as an account manager in the Dallas area in early 2017. Kurt brings with him over 10 years’ experience in both account management and sales. Prior to joining SolvChem, Kurt was a territory manager for an IT/Integration company. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Marketing and Management.

When he is not working, he is enjoying time with his wife Deanna, and his two daughters, Morgan and Jordan, and his son, Brooks.

Thad Fine

Thad joined SolvChem in the fall of 2022 as an Account Manager for the Houston area.  He brings 17+ years’ experience in the solvents & chemicals industry.  Before SolvChem, Thad used his talents in other areas such as a financial advisor, textile sales, and retail communications industries.  Thad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.  

Thad was born in Michigan, lived in Illinois, North Carolina and Kentucky, then to Texas as quickly as he could.  Thad has a lovely girlfriend, Anna Marie, and they like to spend their leisure time going to concerts, church, traveling and eating out at diverse cuisine restaurants.  He also is very active in charities:  USO, HCRP block walk, volunteer poll watcher and Houston Civil War Round Table.   Thad likes to play golf and tennis.

Elijah Johns

Elijah joined SolvChem in April 2023 as an Account Manager.  He is responsible for developing and growing sales in the Dallas and Fort Worth region. He began his professional career with AT&T as a Sales Executive in the Manufacturing Division.

Elijah graduated from Texas A&M with a B.S.  in Industrial Distribution with a minor in Business Administration from the College of Engineering.  During his time at Texas A&M, he served as Vice-President of The Professional Association for Industrial Distribution. 

Elijah was raised in San Antonio, Texas and currently resides in Dallas. Outside of work, he enjoys all aspects of fitness, traveling and spending time with friends and family.