Dr. Joel Shertok
Consultant - Chemical Process and Materials Industries
During his career, Dr. Joel Shertok functioned as a senior-level executive (Senior VP positions) with over 40 years of experience in the Chemical Process and Materials industries. His track record is characterized by: merger and acquisition experience, development of new product lines for his companies, creation of new business ventures, creation/motivation of new business teams, international investigations of novel technologies, and EPA/OSHA Regulatory issues (SDS, Global Harmonization, Registrations).
Selected Accomplishments: As an Operations Manager for Amoco Performance Products’ Carbon Fiber Pre-preg Business Segment, Dr. Shertok championed the formation and subsequent creation of a new multifunction Business Team to manage all aspects of this new business venture.
As Manufacturing Manager for Amoco BioProducts Corporation, Dr. Shertok set up a network of toll manufacturers to allow the manufacture of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 for the poultry market, sparing Amoco the need to make capital investments in a new business.
As a senior executive at Gelman Sciences (later acquired by Pall Corporation), Dr. Shertok took a small 9-person R/D group and expanded/reorganized it into a 29-person, high productivity organization which developed new membranes lines for diagnostic testing and protein differentiation.
M&A Transactions: As an executive with Graver Technologies, Dr. Shertok spearheaded the acquisition of three companies: a small industrial filter group ($300K incremental revenues), the water filtration business Whatman Corporation ($3MM incremental revenues), and a start-up business developing a new media for arsenic removal from water (potentially $1MM in incremental revenue).
In addition, Dr. Shertok mentors “sustainable” start-up companies as an Entrepreneur in Residence with NYSERDA – New York State Energy R/D Authority, and with the CleanTech Open organization, which sponsors the development of Green technologies throughout the world.