The ChemQuest Group has appointed both Joel Shertok, Ph.D., and Milis Rodrigues to the position of director. Shertok will support ChemQuest’s Manufacturing Excellence and M&A Advisory Services pillars. Rodrigues will explore business development opportunities in Brazil. She will also serve as a client resource for ChemQuest’s Business Strategy & Transformation, Technology Development, and M&A Advisory Services pillars.

Shertok has held numerous senior-level executive positions with companies, such as Advanced Plasma Solutions, Rochester Midland Corp., and Graver Technologies. He founded Process Industries Consultants, Inc. in 2014, and has assisted clients from a range of advanced technical industries in his role as president and senior consultant. Focusing particularly on process scale-up and commercialization, much of his recent work has targeted sustainability-related initiatives, such as CO2 removal.

“Joel is an established expert in manufacturing operational efficiencies and methodologies,” said Daniel Murad, ChemQuest CEO. “As complexity in the manufacturing sector continues to expand, our clients look to us for thought leadership and technical expertise to not only identify potential new product development opportunities, but to also optimize the testing and commercialization processes. I’m thrilled that our clients will benefit from Joel’s wide-ranging experience in the chemical process and materials industries.”

Rodrigues’ experience includes positions as the technical sales representative of Marine & Offshore Coatings, and manager of Decorative & Yacht Trade and Retail. Rodrigues’ time with Jotun Coatings included roles as technical sales manager and commercial director, technical services, Brazil, and as technical sales director, Brazil for Hempel. Prior to joining ChemQuest, her most recent role was business unit director, Brazil and South Cone for PPG Protective Marine Coatings. 

“During her accomplished career, Milis has demonstrated leadership excellence with many multi-national organizations. Her robust experience spans business development and management, market analysis, strategic planning, and marketing and branding, all of which will be of huge benefit when assisting our expanding global client base in identifying opportunities for growth and development,” said Murad.

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