De Nora Tech For Your Future

Who We Are
Electrochemistry is an essential technology for the manufacture of many industrial chemical products. De Nora Tech, Inc., a technology-driven manufacturing and marketing company, focuses on extending electrochemistry’s reach.

De Nora Tech, with US Headquarters in Concord, OH, is widely recognized as a world leader in electrochemical technology and related product utilization. Its technological skill set is based on over three decades of research, product development, manufacture, and service for customers using electrochemistry-based products and processes. These capabilities are marketed worldwide to a customer base that includes many large multinational corporations.

Our Family Legacy
Oronzio De Nora (1899-1996) founded our company in 1923. He is universally recognized as one of the main drivers in Chlor-Alkali technological improvements through the introduction of several step changes in mercury technology, diaphragm technology (invented “Glanor” Technology) and, in his maturity, as a pioneer in IEM membrane technology (DD cell jointly developed by De Nora and Dow Chemical). In 1965 Henri Beer invented the concept of mixed metal oxide coating. Oronzio De Nora, because of his own electro-chemical background, was the first to recognize the importance of this invention for the Chlor-Alkali industry. These revolutionary anodes offered improved product quality, longer life and a lower power consumption and environmental impact in comparison to the graphite anodes in use at the time. After having bought the patents, he introduced the revolutionary product, DSA®* anodes, in the late sixties and early seventies in mercury cells. Vittorio De Nora, Oronzio’s brother, established a joint venture with the Diamond Shamrock Corporation that realized an efficient metallic anode for the diaphragm technology. Manufacturing companies were founded across the world over the years and are now grouped under the “Elettrodi Network”, a division of Industrie De Nora S.p.A. (Milan). Currently, there are seven manufacturing facilities located around the world: Italy, USA, Germany, Japan, China, India and Brazil. De Nora continues to invest in innovative anode and coating technology that provides improved value to our customers both economically and in ease of use. This is reflected in the fact that at least 75% of the global Chlor-Alkali capacity is produced on De Nora DSA coatings as is 70% of the chlorate capacity. Year after year De Nora companies continue their original mission to supply technology and service that give our customers all around the world long-term, efficient and cost effective operation.
*DSA is a registered trademark of Industrie De Nora S.p.A.

De Nora Tech Co-Ops

Engineering Opportunities at De Nora

De Nora Tech instituted a comprehensive co-op program with the goal of identifying high potential engineering graduates from the local area. Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State University, Penn State University, Akron University, and University of Cincinnati are a few of the Engineering programs with whom we have worked. As a part of the company’s succession planning, the broad goal of the program is to provide a structured mechanism by which both the company and the individual can explore a long term employment relationship. Over the years, our co-op program has offered engineering students opportunities for growth, both professionally and personally.

As a De Nora Tech co-op you will be considered a valuable team member. You will begin by receiving an overview of the company, our products, and our customers. That will be followed by one on one training with company specialists who will cover our company safety and quality policies. Once acclimated, you will begin your hands on co-op experience in one of our many on-site labs and/or as a team member in our Chardon, OH plant. This first-hand experience will further develop your technical skills and will help you integrate your classroom knowledge into real world experiences.

We are looking for people who are:

-Meticulous about their work. Attention to detail is a must. Committed to excellence and passionate about the company’s success.
-Self-starters who take every challenge as an opportunity and every opportunity as a pathway to growth.
-Problem solvers who are comfortable with ambiguity.
-Flexible and adaptable and willing to initiate change.
-Responsible and emotionally mature.
-Good with people; a team player!

Some of the skills necessary are:
-Good organizational skills and record keeping.
-Strong, concise written and oral communication.
-Good listening skills.

Responsibilities include:
-Accurately and efficiently perform assigned tasks.
-Maintain company safety and quality standards.
-Report progress and challenges to supervisor on regular basis.
-Presentation to management, reviewing projects and accomplishments as a co-op, at the end of the co-op period.

In addition, job rotation opportunities may be available in the following areas:
-Technical Service
-Technical Sales

Careers at De Nora Tech

De Nora Tech prides itself on a career progression system called “Technical Career Ladder” (TCL) whereby employees in the technical fields are recognized and rewarded for excellence in technical competencies. TCL is composed of 7 levels and evaluated according to technical skills and expertise as demonstrated through company knowledge and impact on business results. Areas of focus include generation of new ideas and new research projects, patents and licenses, publications, and networking with the scientific community. Evaluation also includes the ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, demonstration of behavior competencies, and education and seniority. TCL allows a cross-reference of jobs and enables a consistent career path design and career development in either technical or supervisory/managerial areas. All employees within R&D are eligible to participate in TCL.

Industrie De Nora (IDN), our parent company, does business worldwide and is based in many countries, and brings different cultures, mindsets, and experiences together. Its legal entities recruit, employ, retain, promote and manage employees without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or citizenship. IDN and DNT recognize the value of a diverse workforce in understanding and satisfying customers’ needs and for cross-cultural enrichment of know-how and competencies. Mutual exchange is fostered through opportunities for interaction among employees from different legal entities. One of the ways this is accomplished is through short, long, or permanent assignment to another of IDNs legal entities. Employees having potential talents and having expressed an interest are considered for mobility and evaluated by Human Resources and their Line Manager. Each case is given individual consideration recognizing the inconvenience that moving may cause. In addition to compensation, this can include accommodations, transportation, schooling, insurances, fiscal support, home leaves, language assistance, paperwork and other support.

De Nora Tech is known for its excellent compensation and benefit programs. The Principal Financial Group has named the company as having one of the 10 best financial security programs for employees in the country. De Nora Tech has also been named a Northcoast 99 company, and is recognized as having one of the best workplaces in North East Ohio.