Ash Ingredients


Passion. Experience. Diligence.



Ash-Longchem Technology Ltd. (ALCT) specializes in the manufacturing, sourcing, and development of advanced intermediaries and fine chemicals. We have undertaken and successfully completed an extensive portfolio of projects, ranging from the development of new products to the outsourcing of established processes. Our expertise ranges from processing single step reactions to managing complex multi-stage synthesis of advanced intermediates.

ALCT develops processes, manages production, sources materials, and provides third party logistics. A dedicated in-house R&D team is focused on continuous innovation by utilizing a broad set of chemistry capabilities. Ash Ingredients, Inc., with its principal office in Glen Rock, NJ, acts as ALCT’s sole sales and marketing arm and maintains subsidiary operations in India to deliver on global mandates.


Organizational Structure

Manufacturing Partners

Active partners aid in custom synthesis of molecules scaling from one gram to commercialization. Each partner brings specialized technical capabilities that provide us and our customers a broad range of chemical processes. For a complete list of our partners, refer to our organizational chart above.



Global Presence



Philosophy & Values

Our philosophy and values provide a framework for the way we conduct our business not just with our customers and partners but also with our employees. These values form the basis of our corporate culture and are important to our company being a success.

Our values are based on the following principles:

  • We believe in providing total customer satisfaction by manufacturing the best products and exceeding expectations in terms of on-schedule delivery and economical pricing

  • Our products are of the highest quality with every one of us committed to excellence with perfection being our only standard

  • Our work culture is geared towards innovation and superior service; we constantly adapt and cater to changes in client and market needs

  • We operate with integrity and maintain the highest ethical standards in internal and external relationships

  • We work with our clients in a collaborative way and foster long-lasting and successful relationships that are mutually beneficial

  • We promote teamwork and actively use individual skills and ideas to achieve team goals

  • We encourage communication and value different perspectives that enable us to address issues in creative and diverse ways

  • We treat others with dignity and individuality is respected, recognized and rewarded

  • We are committed to continuous improvement and research and development to enrich our products and service levels

  • We believe that our people are our strongest asset and the reason for our continued growth and success



Strong, effective management is the bedrock of our Ash entities. Our highly experienced and dedicated team ensures that Ash’s customers continually receive impeccable service.



Chief Executive Officer, Ash Ingredients

Shawna Kripalani

As Ash Ingredients’ CEO, Shawna has overseen and managed the company’s manufacturing relationships in India and China since 2001. She is responsible monitoring day to day financial activities and managing corporate banking relationships.


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President, Ash INgredients

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Anil Kripalani

Anil founded Ash Ingredients with his partner Weixing Gong in 1999. Under his leadership, Ash has become a leading provider of advanced intermediates to the Pharma, Biotech, Nutraceutical, and Personal Care industries. Prior to establishing Ash, Anil spent over 20 years in the fine chemicals industry.


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Chief Executive Officer, Ash-Longchem Technology LTD.

Li Min Gong

Biography coming soon…



Vice President, Ash-Longchem Technology Ltd.

Weixing Gong

Weixing founded Ash Ingredients with his partner Anil Kripalani in 1999. Under their leadership, Ash has become a leading provider of advanced intermediates to the Pharma, Biotech, Nutraceutical, and Personal Care industries. Prior to establishing Ash, Weixing was the director of sales and marketing for a state-owned chemical trading company.


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Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Richard Field

Richard joined Ash Ingredients in 2004, helping to grow the company’s business through his longstanding relationships with key customers and global manufacturers. Prior to joining Ash, Richard founded his own consulting firm, ChemSource and Services.



Director of Business Development

Steven Fantano

With over 40 years of global, commercial experience in the specialty chemical industry, Steven brings critical expertise to his role as Ash Ingredients’ Director of Business Development. While the bulk of his career has been spent focusing on the personal care industry, Steve has more recently expanded his business development activities into the pharmaceutical space.


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Director of Business Development (Pharmaceuticals)

Anish Joshi

Anish joined Ash Ingredients in January 2014 to advance business development with Pharmaceutical innovators. Prior to joining Ash, he held several roles in capital markets focused on the Biotech sector. These positions included Equity Research Associate and Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at a large independent firm.


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Manager, Sales & Marketing

Ariana Kripalani

Ariana stepped into her role as Ash’s Sales & Marketing Manager in October 2018. Prior to joining Ash, Ariana worked as a member of the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice, where she was tasked with evaluating the efficacy of the Bank’s “nutrition-sensitive” agriculture initiatives implemented over the last decade.




Ash Ingredients, Inc is certified as a minority and women owned business enterprise (MWBE) by the state of New Jersey.

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