SPRING HOUSE, PA – The Catalyst Group (TCG) and The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR)are pleased to announce two new additions to their Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD was created in early 2019 to deepen and expand the company’s international exposure to existing and new customers through the deployment of leading industry executives. Carlos A. Cabrera and Suleyman Ozmen, both leading, senior-management-level executives are well known subject matter experts in the fields of catalysis and thus are in an excellent position to leverage strategic, commercial development and entrepreneurial opportunities. Their combined track record includes decades of experience from within leading corporations engaging around the world. More specifically:
Carlos A. Cabrera is an independent consultant based in the greater Chicago Area. His fields of Expertise include Energy, Fuels, Chemicals, Leadership, Strategy and General Management. He is a recognized world expert in the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical Industries. Mr. Cabrera has served on several US and foreign based Corporate Boards for both private and public companies. Carlos is the Executive Chairman of Genomatica, a San Diego based Biotechnology firm. Mr. Cabrera is a Distinguished Associate to the World Energy Consultancy FACTS and serves on the Board of Directors of the Gas Technology Institute. He was previously the President/CEO and then Chairman of UOP, the founding President and CEO of the National Institute of Low Carbon and Clean Energy (NICE) based in Beijing, China, and the Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Energy. He is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the University of the Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Cabrera is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Chemical Engineering Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Board member of the Loker Institute at the University of Southern California. Granted nine patents by the U.S. Patent Office, Mr. Cabrera was inducted to the University of Kentucky Engineering Hall of Distinction and honored with the Honeywell Corporation 2008 Senior Leadership Award, among several other distinctions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.
Suleyman Ozmen has extended global downstream business experience with leading organizations (IFP, UOP, Amoco Chemicals, BP and Shell Global Solutions) in refining and petrochemical technology commercialization, licensing, intellectual property management, business and joint venture development, and service business. His specific strengths are in leading technology commercialization, concluding major licensing deals, running global sales for license, catalyst and services, and implementing business strategies. Mr. Ozmen is recognized as refining and petrochemicals industries leading licensing expert with an extensive external business network and has led many successful global technology alliances and built many technology business organizations. He has led negotiations to conclude licensing, guarantee, engineering and catalyst supply contracts resulting in more than a billion MM in net revue to UOP, BP/Amoco and Shell GS. He has also led with success licensing, catalyst and service business with profit accountabilities over $100 million a year. Mr. Ozmen managed successful R&D programs for commercialization of new technologies and new catalyst (etherification process, xylene isomerization, propane dehydrogenation, solid bed alkylation for lab). He was a major contributor to management teams in building successful technology organizations.
About The Catalyst Group and The Catalyst Group Resources
The Catalyst Group (TCG), a global boutique consultancy with over 35 years-experience, serves a diverse spectrum of process industries, including refining, chemicals, natural gas, polymers, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals and related industries (such as catalyst manufacturers, EPCs, material sciences, pharmaceuticals, and environmental services).The Catalyst Group provides consulting to our clients in two ways: via client directed projects by The Catalyst Group Consulting (TCGC) and via various programs and studies by The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR).
The Catalyst Group Resources (TCGR), a member of The Catalyst Group, is dedicated to monitoring and analyzing technical and commercial developments in catalysis and is known for its visionary stance in the identification of novel technologies that lead to the development of new markets and industries. Clients who join our programs/studies benefit by being leaders in these new opportunities for their competitive advantage.
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