Meet Our New CEO



J. Gary McDaniel has been elected CEO, effective Aug. 1. McDaniel has been involved with the company for nearly a year, serving on the board of directors since the end of 2011. His extensive track record includes:


  • serving as the CEO of three different startup and early-stage companies in the catalyst and alternative energy markets.
  • orchestrating the successful turnaround of a petroleum refinery emissions control catalyst business.
  • lending business and industry insights to venture capital firms and corporate boards seeking to develop and commercialize new opportunities for the chemical catalyst, petroleum refining, biofuels, emissions control and solar photovoltaic markets.

“My experience as a Catacel board member gave me valuable exposure to this growing company and inspired me to pursue a leadership role,” says McDaniel. “I look forward to being part of the executive team that takes Catacel to the next level in heat-exchanging reaction material engineering and manufacturing.”

McDaniel has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering administration from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. He holds three U.S. patents in catalyst technology.

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