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Cenan Ozmeral, Ph.D.
Myriant welcomed Dr. Ozmeral as a key management team member in December 2008 following his departure from leading chemical manufacturer BASF, where he spent 29 years developing and growing specialty chemicals/polymers businesses for the company.

Most recently Dr. Ozmeral served as Vice President Acrylic Dispersions and XSB Latex Business, NAFTA Region, a unit with annual sales of US$1.8 billion. In this position he was responsible for both manufacturing and R&D operations, had full P&L responsibility and oversaw the activities of 25 scientists and 75 technicians.

Dr. Ozmeral also ran business units in Petrochemicals, Industrial Organics and Plasticizer Chemicals. During this period, he oversaw the largest capital investment in BASF's North American history, a US$1.3 billion steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas and the world's largest butadiene extraction unit.  He was responsible for US$4 billion in sales including butanol and oversaw a staff of 1,500.  He was also responsible for 1,4-Butanediol sales in North America and gained extensive experience in marketing of specialty diols, intermediates and agrochemicals.

Dr. Ozmeral holds an MBA from Louisiana State University, a Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans in Chemistry, an MS from Pennsylvania State and a BS from Robert College, both in Chemistry.