Siluria appoints Criterion Catalysts’ president as its new CEO

Siluria appoints Criterion Catalysts’ president as its new CEO

5:15 AM, 26th August 2016
Siluria appoints Criterion Catalysts’ president as its new CEO
Robert Trout has been named CEO of Siluria Technologies, a leading innovator of process technologies for the energy and petrochemical industries.

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Siluria Technologies Inc has appointed Robert Trout as the company's new chief executive officer (CEO). Trout will also join Siluria's board of directors. Most recently, Trout served as the president of Criterion Catalysts & Technologies where he was responsible for overall integrated strategy related to Shell's catalyst and licensing businesses, and directly accountable for the global refining catalyst business.

Trout brings almost thirty years of relevant experience to Siluria. Prior to joining Siluria, Trout spent his entire career at Royal Dutch Shell in numerous leadership roles.

"I am thrilled to join Siluria and work with this world-class team of employees, investors and strategic partners. Siluria's ability to convert natural gas, the world's most abundant energy source, into high value chemicals and fuels has massive commercial implications and the potential to reshape the energy landscape. We will continue to drive commercialization of this core technology and leverage our recent successes to build upon it. Siluria has the team and facilities to create a sustainable platform for innovative process technologies," said Trout.

"We are incredibly pleased to attract someone of Robert's experience and stature to Siluria. Robert's proven success in driving development of new catalyst technologies, combined with his extensive commercial relationships throughout the petrochemical and refining sectors, will accelerate the path to commercialization for our current revolutionary technology offerings and further the development of Siluria's next generation of unique energy solutions," said Karl Kurz, chairman of Siluria’s board of directors

Kurz continued, "The entire board wishes to thank Erik Scher for his leadership while serving as Interim CEO and president, and we look forward to his continued contributions working with Robert as a critical member of the executive team."

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