Madylon Meiling

Madylon Meiling, Ph.D., CEO, CHEMEON Surface Technology

Dr.Meiling transformed CHEMEON from the ashes of an insolvent past (Metalast International LLC) to profitability and success in the global race to replace the known carcinogen hexavalent chrome with environmentally friendly chemistry. CHEMEON manufactures and supports the MIL SPEC qualified replacement to hexavalent chrome, CHEMEON TCP-HF (Hexavalent Free). CHEMEON also supports patented CHEMEON 0CP-6800 (Zero Chrome) and the patented CHEMEON eTCP, designed to provide corrosion protection and enhanced adhesion properties to light metals. As a result of Dr. Meiling’s collaborative leadership style, CHEMEON’s research and development team is acclaimed as a global subject matter expert in the replacement of hexavalent chrome and anodizing technologies. CHEMEON recently presented the keynote address at the 2019 Metal Finishing Symposium of California and is partnering with the U.S. Navy on new CHEMEON technology.

Dr. Meiling with fellow advocate against the use of hexavalent chrome, Erin Brockovich

Dr. Meiling has built CHEMEON into a valued, sustainable, international brand, moving significantly away from, in CHEMEON’s view and as explained in numerous court filings, the tainted history of Metalast International, LLC*  (MILLC), which was mismanaged and known for its debt, accumulated losses, and poor business practices. Further details can be found in the expert witness report dated January 27, 2017, (here) filed in several court filings, which details the experts’ and our view of some of the significant financial and management transgressions of MILLC’s prior manager and his team.

Since 2013, new owners, Madylon and Dean Meiling, have increased the CHEMEON team to include globally recognized leaders in business, marketing, science, and sales, focused on innovation, integrity, research and development, clean technology, and corporate social responsibility.

Prior to CHEMEON, Dr. Meiling’s work with Sierra Nevada College included her leadership and development of a foreign exchange sponsorship program for 35 students from Italy, whose University was destroyed by earthquakes in 2009. This global humanitarian project was recognized by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton (video here), and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the National Italian American Foundation Gala in Washington DC. The Mayor of L’Aquila and appreciative students honored Dr. Meiling with an award and luncheon when she and Dean visited the destroyed city and University in October 2011.

Madylon and Dean Meiling are respected Nevada residents in both Incline Village and Las Vegas. Their philanthropy includes founding the world-renowned music festival “Classical Tahoe,” and Pet Network Humane Society, a non-profit no-kill animal shelter, and major donations to Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, Incline Village Hospital Foundation, Sierra Nevada College, Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, and the Nevada Museum of Art. Dr. Meiling is a passionate and transformational leader, focused on the environment, philanthropy, and collaboration.

Dr. Meiling in L’Aquila with many of the 35 students provided with scholarships to continue their education at SNC

* In 2013, CHEMEON Surface Technology, formerly Metalast Surface Technology, acquired all assets of Metalast International, LLC, and is the sole source of products and services known and marketed as Metalast prior to June 10, 2015, now marketed under the CHEMEON mark. CHEMEON is not affiliated with David M. Semas. Read more about the CHEMEON name change here.