Noted academic and entrepreneur to be recognized as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration on May 11, 2022.
The Science History Institute is pleased to announce that SK Capital Partners cofounder Barry Siadat has been named the 2022 recipient of the Richard J. Bolte Sr. Award for Supporting Industries. The award is presented as part of the Institute’s annual Heritage Day celebration, which will take place this year on Wednesday, May 11.
Siadat is an inventor, innovator, business leader, and investor in the specialty chemicals and materials industries. He holds more than two dozen patents and is the author of over 20 scientific publications, as well as several business and management articles. He is the cofounder and managing director of SK Capital Partners, a leader in the field of investments in new chemical technologies and solutions. Siadat also serves as board chair for Ascend Performance Materials, Archroma, SI Group, and Venator Materials PLC, and is a member of the board of directors at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
“It is our honor to add Dr. Siadat to the list of Bolte Award recipients. His contributions to the chemical industry are invaluable. As a leader of strategic investments in the chemical field, he has supported a great many new materials and technologies, making him an excellent choice for this year’s award,” said Institute president and CEO David Cole.
The award is named for Richard J. Bolte Sr., founder of BDP International and the award’s first recipient. It is intended to honor those who provide products or services vital to the continuing growth and development of the chemical and molecular sciences community.
“We are very pleased that Barry will be accepting the Bolte Award for Supporting Industries this year,” added Richard J. Bolte Jr., chair of the Institute’s Board of Directors and chair of BDP International. “As an industry leader who is well-respected by colleagues worldwide, Barry’s impact has supported innovation and sparked incredible growth in the chemical enterprise. He is a more than fitting recipient of this award.”
The award ceremony will be part of a virtual celebration available for public participation on May 11, 2022, that will be presented live from the Science History Institute. For more details on the event, please visit sciencehistory.org/heritageday.
About Barry Siadat
For more than four decades, Barry Siadat has been an inventor, innovator, business leader, and investor in the specialty chemicals and materials industries. He holds more than two dozen patents and is the author of over 20 scientific publications, as well as several business and management articles. From 1978 to 1995, Siadat held a variety of technical, marketing, and business management positions with WR Grace & Co., including vice president of corporate technology. In 1995 he joined AlliedSignal, where he was corporate vice president and chief growth officer and later president of Avient Technologies. Since December 2000 he has led a variety of private control investments in specialty chemicals, specialty materials, and pharmaceutical companies, and has been the lead investor and chair of more than a dozen privately held companies. He is currently chairman of several boards for such organizations as Ascend Performance Materials, Archroma, SI Group, and Venator Materials PLC, and serves on the board of directors at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He previously served as board chairman for Aristech Acrylics.
Siadat earned a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, as well as an MS in polymer science and engineering and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.