Dr. Narula brings to Sartomer more than 15 years business management experience in the specialty chemical sector. Starting as a senior scientist for InnoCentrive Inc. in 2002, her responsibilities grew as she became program manager for Thermo Scientific in 2004. Between 2008 and 2011, Narula co-founded and acted as COO for BioEnergy Planet, a MIT-based start-up that commercializes waste to chemicals. Since 2011, Narula has served as global business development and marketing leader for Sensata Technologies (Attleboro, MA) and global strategic product management leader for Nalco Champion (Houston, TX).
“Poonam embodies the leadership and innovative problem solving that we need to serve new chemical markets,” said Kenny Messer, regional group president of Sartomer Americas. “Her background and experience will enable her to recognize and create new opportunities with formulators who will benefit from our high-performance acrylate and methacrylate chemistries.”
Narula earned her Ph.D. in chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1997. She then went on to receive her post-doctoral fellowship in inorganic chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill in 2000, and her MBA in innovation and global leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2009.