Sartomer Americas Names Narula Business Development Director

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Dr. Narula will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and introducing Sartomer’s innovative, industry-leading specialty chemicals to formulators in new markets.

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Poonam's background and experience will enable her to recognize and create new opportunities with formulators who will benefit from our high-performance acrylate and methacrylate chemistries.

Sartomer Americas, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has named Poonam Narula, Ph.D., business development director of Sartomer Americas. In her new role, Dr. Narula will be responsible for developing new business opportunities and introducing Sartomer’s innovative, industry-leading specialty chemicals to formulators in new markets. She will report directly to Kenny Messer, regional group president of Sartomer Americas.

Dr. Narula brings to Sartomer more than 15 years business management experience in the specialty chemical sector. Starting as a senior scientist for InnoCentrive Inc. in 2002, her responsibilities grew as she became program manager for Thermo Scientific in 2004. Between 2008 and 2011, Narula co-founded and acted as COO for BioEnergy Planet, a MIT-based start-up that commercializes waste to chemicals. Since 2011, Narula has expanded her leadership by taking on roles as global business development and marketing leader for Sensata Technologies (Attleboro, MA) and global strategic product management leader for Nalco Champion (Houston, TX).

“Poonam embodies the leadership and innovative problem solving that we need to serve new chemical markets,” said Messer. “Her background and experience will enable her to recognize and create new opportunities with formulators who will benefit from our high-performance acrylate and methacrylate chemistries.”        

Narula earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1997. She then went on to receive her post-doctoral fellowship in inorganic chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill in 2000, and her MBA in innovation and global leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2009.

Sartomer is a premier global supplier of specialty chemicals for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB), peroxide, and two-part epoxy/amine systems. For more than 55 years, Sartomer has pioneered the development of these advanced technologies, introducing hundreds of products that enhance performance in coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, advanced materials and other demanding applications. For more information, visit http://www.sartomer.com.

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in nearly 50 countries, about 19,000 employees, and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of €7.6 billion ($9.5 billion USD), and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

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