Barry SiadatCo-founder and Managing Director
For over four decades, Dr. Barry Siadat has been an inventor, innovator, business leader and investor in the specialty chemicals and materials industries. He has over two dozen patents and is the author of over 20 scientific publications, as well as several business and management articles. From 1978 to 1995, Dr. 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, Barry has led a variety of private control investments in specialty chemicals, specialty materials and pharmaceutical companies and has been the lead investor and Chairman of over a dozen privately held companies. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Ascend Performance Materials, Archroma, SI Group and Venator Materials PLC (NYSE:VNTR), and he serves on the Board of Directors of Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Aristech Acrylics.
Dr. Siadat earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, as well as an M.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.