About Us

Mike Swartzlander

Mike Swartzlander

Mike Swartzlander, Founder & Managing Director of Cast Strategies LLC, is an accomplished Senior Executive with 35 year’s experience at leading Specialty Chemical companies. Mr. Swartzlander has worked and lived abroad, most recently returning from living in Mumbai, India, where he initiated his Company’s Indian operations. A seasoned General Manager, Mike has turned around a major $500 MM business, started numerous successful businesses both in the USA and globally, and has a proven track record of developing and implementing growth strategies that produce results. Mike is currently an active leader, author, and speaker in the global metal castings market.


  • Ashland Inc.
  • A. E. Staley
  • Union Carbide (acquired by Dow)

Functional Areas

  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Business Development
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Technical Service
  • Strategy Development
  • Licensing
  • Supply Chain Optimization

Geographic Areas

  • N. America
  • Brazil
  • Europe
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • S Korea
  • Singapore
  • India

Market Areas

  • Specialty chemicals
  • Metal castings
  • Automotive
  • Heavy equipment
  • Chemical processing
  • Infrastructure
  • Renewable energy