Our Leadership

In 1948, Ernst Skalla, (a German Immigrant), embarked on his own journey to realize the American dream.  His passion, hunger, and curiosity is what led him to start SASCO Chemical Group, Inc. in Albany, Georgia.  Now with the second and third generation of leadership, this same desire fuels our continued growth and brings us into a new era for SASCO Chemical Group, Inc.


Randy Skalla
Randy Skalla
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Randy Skalla is Chief Executive Officer of SASCO Chemical Group, Inc.  He is the son of the late Carolyn and Ernst Skalla (the founder of S & S Company of GA, Inc., now known as SASCO Chemical Group, Inc.). He started his career with the company in 1972 after his father passed away. Mr. Skalla helped to transform this small family chemical company into a successful, international corporation.
Under Mr. Skalla’s direction, SASCO became known as the “problem solvers”. Over the next thirty years, he developed some 200 various chemical products which include industrial cleaners, food plant sanitation products and water treatment chemicals. Following these products were the PolyForm-F and Formalex that Mr. Skalla created and patented for the medical industry to dispose of aldehyde waste in a safe and environmentally sound manner. In 1996, he was awarded a full methods patent for his new method of filtering gaseous and particulate matter from a laser surgical plume. 
In the late 90’s, Mr. Skalla developed a group of products in the rubber industry that propelled SASCO as a global leader in the anti-tack and release coating industry.
And in retrospect of a remarkable career, he admits that his single greatest accomplishment is his family, which includes his wife, four children and three granddaughters. One of his greatest joys is having the privilege of working with his now grown children as they take the reins and run the day to day operation of the company.
Marc Skalla
Marc Skalla

Marc Skalla is president of SASCO Chemical Group, Inc., a 67-year-old family business. Upon graduation, he joined SASCO Chemical Group, Inc. as a salesman in the industrial products division. In 2001, Mr. Skalla was named Director of Sales and then Director of Global Sales & Marketing in 2004. In 2009, Mr. Skalla and his brother Rusty purchased the company becoming third generation to own and operate the business.

Honored as a superstar in the rubber industry by Rubber & Plastic News in 2011, Marc has helped lead SASCO through seven years of double digit sales growth and was honored with the Governor's International Award for growth in 2011. SASCO recently received the Presidents “E” Award for Export growth in 2014. Mr. Skalla was recognized by the AJT's 40 under 40 in Atlanta in 2014.  SASCO was awarded the Global Commerce Award by ADEC. He most recently has been featured in Global Trade Magazine, Econ South, Industry Week, Georgia Trend, Chief Executive Magazine, and Rubber & Plastics News. Along with his role at SASCO, Marc is a partner in multiple real estate and construction-focused companies.

Mr. Skalla has played a significant leading role in SASCO's dedication to community involvement. The company donates to approximately forty charities annually, and in 2012 was recognized with the National Merit Award for 47 years of support for the Boys and Girls Club of south Georgia. SASCO also recently donated a new technology center to the Boys and Girls Club that is used by 300 children daily. In 2013, SASCO led the Darden restaurant group program in Albany and funded a full time employee to assist the Boy's Club in the program.

Personally, Mr. Skalla is vice chair on the board of trustees for Meals on Wheels Atlanta, a director on the Senior Citizens Foundation in Atlanta, member of The Next Generation of Manufacturers Advisory Board, regional vice chair of the Southeastern Region of the US for the National Association of Manufacturing, chair of the Small and Medium Business Tax Task Force for the NAM, board of trustee at The Temple, and several other privately held corporations. Mr. Skalla is past president of Sertoma and has served in all positions, including chairman.

Mr. Skalla is married, has two children, and resides in Atlanta, GA.

Rusty Skalla
Rusty Skalla
Chief Operating Officer

Rusty Skalla joined SASCO in 2001 as a Technical Representative servicing customers and equipment in the rubber industry. He advanced with SASCO as Director of Technical Services in 2006 and then to Chief Operating Officer in 2009. He and his brother took the reins of the company as third generation ownership in 2009.

Honored by RPN as a superstar in the Rubber Industry in 2011, Rusty has led SASCO through two expansions and the opening of the New Innovation & Technology Center in Macon, Georgia.  He has also helped lead SASCO through seven years of double digit growth and honored with the Governors International Award for Growth in 2011. Rusty was also honored by Deerfield Windsor School with the Distinguished Alumni Award for under 40 in 2012.

He most recently has been featured in Global Trade Magazine, Econ South, Industry Week, and Rubber & Plastic News.Along with his role at SASCO, Rusty is a partner in multiple other real estate and construction-focused companies

Mr. Skalla currently sits on the board of The Boy’s and Girls Club.
Greg Suess
Greg Suess
Plant Manager

Greg has twenty six years of manufacturing experience that includes increasing responsibility roles in quality, logistics and production for a fortune 500 company (Mars Chocolate USA), and has brought this experience to SASCO in 2010. He holds an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Science and a MBA. Greg has revitalized SASCO’s production operations and re-motivated our employees, truly an asset and team builder for the company.


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