The ChemQuest Group, Inc. announced in February the addition of Dr. Michael A. Lucarelli as Director.
With Dr. Lucarelli's 30+ years of experience in organometallic, organic, inorganic, polymer and specialty chemicals, he is a recognized subject matter expert and inventor in chemistry applications ranging from silicones, silanes, fumed silica, urethanes and epoxies to acrylics, particle technology and catalysis, according to ChemQuest. Dr. Lucarelli possesses in-depth knowledge in coatings, adhesives, sealants and composites, which includes the chemistry of resins,additives and plastics and is accomplished at developing new chemistries within the Specialty Chemicals value chain.
Most recently, Dr. Michael Lucarelli served for 7 years as Vice President of Product Development and Commercialization for Novinda Corporation, a startup producer of a mineral-based sorbent primarily used for removing mercury and pollutants from flue gases. From 2002 to 2008, Dr. Lucarelli was Wacker Chemical’s Director of Technology where he had primary responsibility in the fumed silica and silane businesses. He has had diverse roles in marketing &sales support, technology &innovation, and manufacturing& distributionfor new and existing end-products such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and composites. Prior to that, Dr. Lucarelli made significant contributions in various senior R&D, application and technical service roles at Valspar, Cabot Corporation, GE Silicones and formerly the Mobay Corporation (now Covestro). As co-inventor, Dr. Lucarelli has an array of 63 patents and applications, while additionally authoring and co-authoring several technical papers.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Michael Lucarelli to our practice,” said Dan Murad, president/CEO of ChemQuest. “We feel confident that Mike’s ‘customer-centric’ approach to R&D, product development, commercialization and cross functionalization of businesses – combined with his extensive background in business strategy, technical...