Throughout his career, Jim Mahoney has established a track record of driving new innovations in chemistry into high growth markets. He brings over 25 years of senior executive experience at various biotechnology, healthcare and specialty chemicals companies to Novomer. In addition to having been the CEO of Surface Logix Inc. and Prolinx Inc., he previously held senior executive positions at Dade Behring Inc, Baxter International, and FMC Corporation. Mr. Mahoney has an MBA degree from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg School of Management, an MMA degree in international economics from the University of Southern California and a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Sadesh Sookraj, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chemicals
Dr. Sookraj has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in the petrochemical and renewables industries in both business development and technical roles. Recently he was Global Business Manager, Catalysts and Business Lead for Sustainability and Innovation at SABIC Performance Chemicals based in Saudi Arabia. Prior to this he was Chief Scientist at Sasol Technologies in South Africa where he focused on plant R&D, catalyst activation/deactivation, and led the company's University sponsored research programs. He began his career in the nuclear industry in South Africa and has managed strategic technology driven initiatives across different markets within the chemicals and renewables sectors. Dr. Sookraj completed his Ph.D. that focused on the development of homogeneous catalysts at University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) and his MBA at University of Witwatersrand (South Africa).
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Legal Affairs
Mr. Munsterman has more than 20 years experience in the refining, petrochemical and renewable energy industries. Herb has worked on large scale projects involving first adopter and proven technologies throughout the world, including China, India, the Middle East and Europe. Herb's background includes extensive experience in corporate, transactional and intellectual property law, technology development, M&A, public offerings, multinational manufacturing, engineering and research. Prior to Novomer, Herb held leadership positions at UOP LLC, the world's largest licensor of refining technology and DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC. Herb holds a BS from Iowa State University, an MS in biotechnology from Northwestern University and a JD from Drake University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Roberto brings more than 20 years of corporate finance, strategy and M&A experience to Novomer. Before Novomer, Phil was CFO and CEO of L.A.B. Equipment Inc. and Managing Director and Vice President of Corporate Development at Elkay Manufacturing Company. In addition, Phil held marketing, strategy and business development leadership positions at Dade Behring Inc. and was a chemical division assistant controller at FMC Corporation. Phil has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Phil is a registered CPA and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Overseers for the School of Applied Technology at IIT.