ChemQuest Appoints New Senior Vice President
Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Abe Rezai as Senior Vice President. The appointment took effect Nov. 1.
According to the emailed release, in his role, Rezai will support strategy development and key client engagements for the firm, including projects related to business transformation, technology development and advisement for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
ChemQuest reports that Rezai has more than 40 years of background experience in technical and executive management roles for global organizations within the specialty chemicals and consumer products industries. Most recently, he served as vice president and chief technology officer for Sekisui Fuller, as well as previously holding roles with H.B. Fuller and Procter & Gamble.
Rezai reportedly has a track record of successfully delivering breakthrough business results, building collaborative relationships, developing and executing global commercialization strategies and leading organizational transformation.
“In the years I have known Abe, he has consistently demonstrated a deep knowledge of the inner workings of successful organizations. He knows which levers to pull to drive success, including innovation, transformation, IP strategy, manufacturing systems and processes,” said Daniel Murad, ChemQuest President and CEO.
“He is also an expert and thought leader for industries that are essential to ChemQuest’s knowledge base and 2025 strategy, primarily hygiene, consumer products, adhesives and sealants.”
“ChemQuest has an outstanding reputation for having trustable and reliable insights and perspectives in the area of specialty chemicals. The company has enabled this market to grow and prosper with the information, solutions and recommendations that it has provided to its members for years. I look forward to contributing to ChemQuest’s mission,” Rezai said.
Rezai holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He reportedly went on to become a faculty member of Northwestern University for organic chemistry, in addition to authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications.
As an inventor, Rezai has over 100 patents related to specialty chemistry and commercial products. He is reportedly based in Huntington Beach, California, and speaks English, Farsi and Japanese.