About

Hampford Research Inc

Our Company & Mission

Hampford Research, Inc. (HRI) has served its Fortune 500 customers for over three decades.  Now in its second generation, the firm was founded in 1982 by chemist Jack Hampford.  Prior to starting HRI, Hampford spent over a decade at Ware Chemical, first as V.P. of Development and ultimately as President.  Hampford sold the firm to Dart-Kraft Industries in 1980 and two years later started HRI, leveraging his knowledge and experience developing and manufacturing polyfunctional acrylic monomers into new applications and industries.  Initially the company served the electronics and dental materials markets and has consistently expanded its product portfolio and markets served into a wide array of highly specialized products for the global personal care, printing/imaging, and coatings industries while still serving its earliest dental and electronics customers.

Today, the firm is run by his daughter, Kate Hampford Donahue, who leads a staff of long-time employees and new professionals giving the firm an effective mix of fresh ideas and institutional knowledge. The firm invests deeply in employee engagement and training, creating a workplace that is both fun and highly productive.

Hampford provides its customers with R&D support, toll and contract manufacturing services, and product scale-up and commercialization expertise. We provide superior technical support and intellectual property protection for our customers.

Our manufacturing facility supports a wide range of product volumes – from kilo scale products made in the lab to multi-ton materials produced in 2000 gallon reactors.  We are equally comfortable making liquid and solid materials and our QC lab is fully equipped to meet our customers’ analytical needs.

We are known for approaching each engagement with intelligence and attentive service. We honor our heritage by fostering domestic and global alliances, and strive to advance our work through rewarding partnerships, world-class customer service, employee development and continuous improvement.

Our Team

Kate Hampford Donahue

President, CEO

Celeste Butler

Purchasing Manager

Christine Sullivan

Finance Director

Steve Finson

Technical Director

Tim Hampford

EH&S Manager

Randy Dieckman

Plant Manager

Michael Wyrostek

Director of Sales & Marketing

Manette Macias

Lab Services Manager

Timothy Jenkin

Manager of Engineering Services

Working at Hampford Research

Hampford Research offers a fun and exciting work environment for all employees and partners. The company prides itself on a culture where all employees are given the opportunity to develop professionally and encouraged to contribute to overall corporate growth and improvement. Employees receive a benefits package which includes 401k, full healthcare, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, professional development and training, and food trucks in the summer.

Hampford Research is always looking for talented people who want to be actively engaged in their company’s success. We want special people who can contribute to our goals of being the most innovative and profitable company in our segment. If you have special skills, talent or experience that can advance our mission please e-mail your resume to info@hampfordresearch.com