Balchem was founded in 1967 by a group consisting of entrepreneurs, investors, and Dr. Leslie Balassa, an expert in the field of encapsulation. The company was initially housed in a laboratory on the top floor of the Chemists Club in New York City until purchasing its first manufacturing site, a former dairy in Slate Hill, New York. Balchem became a publicly traded company in 1970 and is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol “BCPC.” Our corporate headquarters are located in New Hampton, New York, along with a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily across the US and Europe.

At Balchem, we are committed to making the world a healthier place by delivering trusted, innovative, and science-based solutions to the nutrition, food, sterilization, and energy markets. We provide the service, quality, and technology that enables our customers to win with their customers. We have built a reputation for delivering results to all of our stakeholders.

Balchem solves today’s challenges to shape a healthier tomorrow.

Our Core Values

Always Doing the Right Thing

In every decision we are committed to doing what is in the best interest of our employees, customers, shareholders, and the communities in which we operate. We are inclusive, treat others with respect, and lead by example. We take responsibility for our own personal safety as well as the safety of our colleagues. We follow all established policies and applicable laws. Simply said, we hold ourselves to the highest standard.

Thinking Big and Acting Small

We believe that better is always possible and that we can indeed make the world a healthier place. We encourage curiosity, diversity of thought, and “out of the box” thinking. We are open to new ideas and new ways of getting things done. Our aspirational mindset is essential to our future success. As we grow, we want to remember our entrepreneurial beginnings and retain the humility and agility that made us who we are today.

Staying Focused on the Customer

We recognize that without our customers we do not exist. We are united in helping our customers succeed, grow, and win in their markets.

Collaborating and Growing Together

We believe that collaboration is key to our success and that there is no time for building internal barriers. We are a team that supports one another and works well together to achieve common goals. Our collaborative environment fosters teamwork and drives growth. We understand that the success of our company requires a collective effort, resulting in opportunity and growth for all our employees and stakeholders.

Playing to Win

We strive to be successful in everything that we do. We are ambitious and determined in how we approach opportunities and have a sense of urgency to drive results. We believe that we will solve today’s challenges to shape a healthier tomorrow.


Making the world a healthier place

With facilities throughout the world,
Balchem is global in scope and impact.

Balchem Leadership

Ted Harris

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Martin Bengtsson

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Stach

General Counsel

Mike Size

Vice President/General Manager—Ingredient Solutions

Jim Hyde

Vice President/General Manager—Human Nutrition & Pharma

Ria Dake

General Manager—Cereal Systems

Jonathan Griffin

Vice President/General Manager—Animal Nutrition & Health

David Ludwig

Vice President/General Manager—Specialty & Industrial Products


Making the World a Healthier Place: Our 2018 Sustainability Report

Every day, Balchem is delivering trusted solutions that enhance health and wellbeing through science. The two objectives of our sustainability strategy directly support our mission of making the world a healthier place: providing innovative solutions for the health and nutritional needs of the world, and operating with excellence as strong stewards of our employees, customers, shareholders, and communities (our stakeholders). In developing our Sustainability Framework, we worked closely with stakeholders to identify the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics most relevant to our business.

One of our proud accomplishments is Balchem’s impact on 1.3 billion people each year through human nutrition products, as well as people fed by animals supplemented with our vital nutrients.

Our report highlights our efforts within three pillars: People, Planet, and Profit. We welcome you to join our sustainability journey to make the world a healthier place.

Please enjoy our full Sustainability Report, or the Executive Summary.

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