Charles Hinnant

Charles (Charlie) A. Hinnant is the founder of Charkit Chemical Corporation located in South Norwalk, CT. Charkit is an international trading and chemical distribution company, recently acquired by LLB Specialties where Charlie now serves as a member of their advisory board. Mr. Hinnant is also the Chairman & owner of Optima Chemical Group, a custom manufacturing concern in Douglas, GA.

Mr. Hinnant was also the owner of Arran Chemical, Athlone, Ireland for twenty years which he sold in 2015 to Almac Group, a global pharmaceutical contract and manufacturing operation.

Prior to founding Charkit in 1982, Mr. Hinnant was employed by Fairmount Chemical in New Jersey as Vice President of Marketing. Before Fairmount he was employed by Olin Corporation formerly located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Mr. Hinnant has a BS in Chemistry from Davidson College, an MBA from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and has completed Post Graduate work at Tulane University.

He currently serves or has served on the:

  • Visitors Board of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD)
  • Board of Directors of the Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, CT)
  • Davidison College Board of Visitors
  • United Way of Fairfield County, CT plus Allocation Committees

Mr. Hinnant’s primary residence is Palm Beach, Florida but spends time in Connecticut, South Carolina and Nantucket as he enjoys many sporting activities especially boating with the extended family including six grandchildren ranging in age from 19 to 4.