Austin, Texas Tuesday May 10, 2016 SACHEM welcomed a new Chief Technology Officer to the company last month. After conducting a national search and considering a large pool of highly qualified candidates, Dr. Ari Kar was selected and joined SACHEM, Inc. on April 29th as the new CTO. Ari Kar is an intuitive leader and collaborative problem solver with acute business acumen and expertise in building and leading global high performance teams to drive trans-formative change, innovation, and value creation.
He most recently served as Senior Technology Director and Technology Director of Innovation at Halliburton. In those roles, he led large technology teams and was a member of the cementing global business leadership team. Prior to that, he was the Director of Research and Development at Champion Technologies and Program Director of Structural Materials at Dow Chemical. His past experience has included development in pharmaceutical, polymers, leather, personal care, composites, coatings, water purification and oilfield markets. Ari received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Nevada in Reno and was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University. He is relocating from Houston to Austin to join the SACHEM family.
John Mooney, President of SACHEM, Inc. states, “Dr. Ari Kar has an impressive track record of success in technology leadership and brings strong credentials in the development of multi-market specialty performance chemicals. We are very pleased to welcome Ari to the SACHEM team as our Chief of Technology.”
As CTO for SACHEM, Dr. Kar will be responsible for continued innovation of current technologies as well as assessing and developing new technology platforms for future opportunity generation. He will lead our team of talented technologists and collaborate with marketing on a global level.
SACHEM, Inc. is a global chemical science company recognized for innovation, technical expertise, revolutionary service and an unwavering commitment to safety and the environment. SACHEM has a global service network spanning over 30 countries and world-class manufacturing facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Our organization enables worldwide delivery of innovative and customized chemical solutions coupled with superior customer service.