About Us 

E M Sullivan Associates, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Gene Sullivan Sr. as a specialty chemical distributor and sales agent. Technically oriented and focused on marketing our principal’s products, we strive to exceed customer expectations and find synergies between principles and customers. Our primary goal is to offer a unique perspective and expertise in finding innovative solutions for technically challenging issues in manufacturing today.

Over 40 years later, E.M. Sullivan’s next generation of leaders continue to grow this company into a full-service specialty chemical distributor with a sales region extending the entire East Coast, from Maine to Florida, with corporate offices outside of Philadelphia.  Distribution excellence is accomplished with our four warehouse locations. Our state-of- the-art distribution system is capable of safe and accurate warehousing of all material types. We are able to ship same day orders, handle emergency situations and customize distribution to meet our customer’s specific needs.

Helping to develop the next “market leaders” with technological advances is an on-going goal at EM Sullivan. As consolidations continue with all segments of the economy, innovation becomes a secondary concern to the bottom line. We at Sullivan feel that innovation is the bottom line.


Certifications & Associations

We are committed to our responsible distribution process and dedicated to compliance with all regulatory and environmental requirements. We also strive to stay ahead by keeping well informed of ever-changing issues, trends and legislation within the marketplace.

National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

Thermoset Resin Formulators Association (TRFA)

Rubber Pavements Association (RPA)

Materials Marketing Association (MMA)

Southern Society of Coatings Technology (SSCT)

Philadelphia Society of Coatings Technology (PSCT)

Metro New York Coatings Association (MNYCA)