MINNEAPOLIS – Segetis Inc. has announced the appointment of Snehal Desai as Business Vice President, Cora Leibig as Director of Product and Application Development, and Steve Donen as Director of Process Engineering and Development.
As Business Vice President responsible for all aspects of commercializing the technology, Snehal Desai has more than 21 years of leadership experience in the plastics, chemicals and renewable materials industries. Prior to joining Segetis, he was Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of NatureWorks LLC. In this role, Desai led strategic development and global execution of the marketing, sales and development teams for the company during an explosive growth period from 2003 to 2008.
Cora Leibig leads the development of high-performance products from Segetis technology. She brings to Segetis more than a decade of product development experience at Dow Chemical. Leibig has developed an extensive track record for blending business acumen and market input with a technical team firmly grounded in scientific principles to rapidly invent and develop products with strong market acceptance worldwide.
As Director of Process Engineering and Development, Steve Donen brings more than 30 years of experience in the chemical processing industry, including executive leadership positions in manufacturing, engineering and technology development. Most recently, as Director of Manufacturing Technology and Engineering for NatureWorks LLC, he led a cross-functional team in developing, designing, constructing and starting up the first-ever world-scale polymer plant that makes plastic from corn. Before NatureWorks LLC, Donen was the Global Technology Manager for Dow Chemical’s polystyrene business in Midland, MI.