KINGWOOD, TX – Sanjay Monie, Ph.D., has joined Orion Engineered Carbons as Technical Market Manager – Inks, Coatings, and Special Applications in the specialty carbon black segment. Based at Orion’s Americas headquarters in Kingwood, TX, he is responsible for industry-focused applications development, technology transfer, and technical sales and marketing for specialty carbon blacks used in printing, coatings and specialty applications.

Monie has almost 20 years of commercial and technical experience in the inks and coatings industry, especially in digital and functional printing. Prior to joining Orion, he held market and product development positions at U.S. Silica Co., Vorbeck Materials and W.R. Grace & Co., all in Maryland.

Monie developed some of the early coated products for inkjet printing, and he led the launch one of the first commercial applications of graphene in conductive inks. He has a European patent on glossy paper for inkjet printing and two pending patents on graphene applications in conductive inks and anti-corrosive coatings.