MEET OUR PRESIDENT
Ceo / President
After graduating Ramona High School in 1979, Frank landed a job in the auto business selling new and used Fords. Two and half years later, he realized that in order to accomplish any of his goals, it made sense to further his education. Frank enrolled at Mesa Junior College in 1982 with the goal of having his education paid for by athletics. After 2 years of hard work in both academics and athletics, he was offered a contract to pursue his dream, and he decided to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates. While attending Mesa Jr. College and competing in athletics he was awarded the Scholar athlete of the year for the State of California from a pool of 20,000 student athletes. In addition he was voted the Pacific Coast Conference Player of the year in 1983-84. After 2 years in the Pirates and Orioles organizations, his career was cut short by a serious injury and he decided that with a small family he needed a paycheck. He wound up back in the car business for the next 5 and a half years. While still in the Auto industry his wife Marla and he decided to open a retail storefront selling sports cards and memorabilia. After 5 years of that and the realization that it was a declining industry, he decided to enter the chemical industry with a job opportunity working for his Uncle’s distribution business, The Kish Company out of Cleveland, Ohio. When he started for Kish there were zero sales within the company west of the Mississippi. He learned the business by diving in head first with some sales experience and a few products to sell, but very little knowledge of the chemical industry. Frank ended up being the champion of color pigments within the Kish Company by necessity as many of the low cost minerals were freight sensitive. By the time he left the Kish Company in 2007 they had built a nice sales territory on the West Coast. FM Minerals & Pigments, Inc. was established in August of 2007 with the encouragement of several loyal customers, who’s trust he had gained over the years. Operating in now our 11th year, we have become a west coast name that Manufacturers know they can trust. He has also gained considerable technical knowledge in the coatings industry during his ownership and involvement with Premium Coatings of Texas, an industrial coatings manufacturer, from 2011-2017.
MEET THE SQUAD
Frank Klopp Jr
Frank, Like his Dad, excelled at baseball, receiving a scholarship to play at Cal State Polytechnic University of Pomona where he graduated in 2010 with a degree in Business Operations Management. He began working for FM Minerals & Pigments in 2010 where he now runs the company operations and management of the sales team.
Thomas has been in sales for over 9 years. Most of which was in the Automotive Sales Industry. Thomas excelled as the top salesman for Corvette in Southern California for 3 years. He began working for F.M. Minerals and Pigments in 2016. Thomas is a fast learner and his territory now includes Southern California, Northern California, and Arizona.
Accounts Payable / Receivable
Marla has many years of management experience, working at a successful Italian restaurant where she was responsible for managing over 100 employees. Marla joined F.M. Minerals & Pigments in 2007 and is responsible for Accounts Payable/Receivables. She has become incredibly proficient on Quikbooks and has impeccable customer service skills.
VENDORS & PRODUCTS
Inorganic Iron Oxides (Micronized and construction Grades)
Reds, Blacks, Yellows, Browns
Ultramarine Pigments including blue, violet, and pink
Chromium Oxide Greens
DOP, DINP, DOTP, DOA, DHIN, TXIB
ExBar W series
Specialty and General Grade Talcs
Imported Titanium Dioxide
Paint and plastic grades
Zinc, Calcium, Sodium and Magnesium
Domestic and Imported Titanium Dioxide
Rutile and Anatase
General and Specialty Grades
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