Joe Berquist, V.P. & managing Director for Quaker Chemical North America. Quaker (NYSE: KWR) is a global specialty chemical company with nearly $800M in revenues. Joe has been with Quaker since 1997, but only recently located to the Philadelphia area in 2012. Prior to joining Quaker, Joe spent time working in a Blast Furnace for an Ohio Steelmaker. Born and raised in Ohio, Joe has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) from Youngstown State University, and a M.B.A. from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.